Do you need a GFCI on all shop plugs?

Answer A 1999 change in the National Electrical Code (NEC) mandates a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on 120 volt receptacles as a safety requirement in workshops or garages with a floor either at... Read More »

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What is a gfci receptacle?

GFCI means "ground fault circuit interrupter," and a GFCI receptacle looks similar to the standard plug-in. The difference is that the GFCI receptacle switches off power to a circuit if the current... Read More »

Do GFCI outlets ever go bad?

Yes, in time a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) will go bad. If a GFCI trips frequently or it cannot be reset with ease, you need to immediately replace the protected electrical outlet to en... Read More »

How to Wire GFCI?

The National Electrical Code now requires Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) receptacles to meet electrical code in kitchens and bathrooms. This device is installed in areas around water to pr... Read More »

Where should the gfci be plugged in?

Ground fault circuit interrupters, or GFCIs, are commonly installed in dual electrical receptacles where nearby water is present. Typical locations include bathrooms, kitchens and outdoor outlets n... Read More »