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So I'm installing a new electrical panel to replace the old Murray one in my basement, and notice that I currently have a 15A-1P GFCI breaker that feeds my boiler controls and Taco circulating pumps (fractional HP).

Does anyone know a legitimate reason why they would have put these loads on a GFCI? The only ground fault interruption requirement in a basement that I know of deals with general purpose receptacles.
 

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Basement = gfi in dwellings. I am being serious with you this time.
 

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Basement = gfi in dwellings. I am being serious with you this time.
Even if the boiler controls and pump are hardwired?

I agree, any 120-volt receptacle would have to be GFCI protected.
 

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But the only NEC requirement for GFCI in basements is for receptacles - not lights, pumps, electric water heaters, or anything else. Right?

Is there any other Code section that addresses this besides 210.8?
 
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