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Old 07-26-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
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In the past when box fill was an issue, I would install gfci breakers instead of gfci receptacles on circuits that didn't have a ground. After seeing this today it makes me think that wasn't code compliant.




This came out of a Homeline gfci breaker package. Do all brands contain the same wording in their paperwork? Has anyone else ever noticed this?

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Old 07-26-2013, 05:00 PM   #2
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what are you thinking is not compliant?
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What was the practice for a swimming pool prior to 1965 ?
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If you have a pool installed before 1965 you may use a class B GFI.

Not sure anyone makes them.
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just edited....

talking about using these on wiring without a ground
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talking about using these on wiring without a ground
You can use them on circuits without a grounding conductor you just can't use them on ungrounded systems.
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You can use them on circuits without a grounding conductor you just can't use them on ungrounded systems.
I guess it depends on how you read and interpret it but thanks that makes a bit more sense now
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It does says "circuits" which makes it seem like they are saying to only use it on a 3-wire circuit.

I doubt it's an issue being as you seem to be the only person who ever noticed that
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Well, it says grounded power supply circuits only, and that is one convoluted sentence. My guess is you can use them when the supply is grounded, but I dunno.
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