Individual 120-Volt – 20-Ampere Branch Circuit for Dwelling Unit Garage Receptacles

210.11(C)(4) Garage Branch Circuits.  In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one 120-volt, 20-ampere branch circuit shall be installed to supply receptacle outlets in attached garages and in detached garages with electric power.  This circuit shall have no other outlets.

Exception:  This circuit shall be permitted to supply readily accessible outdoor receptacle outlets.

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GFCI Protection for Personnel for Lighting Outlets in Crawl Spaces

210.8(E) Crawl Space Lighting Outlets.  GFCI protection shall be provided for lighting outlets not exceeding 120 volts installed in crawl spaces.

Comment:  GFCI protection for lighting outlets not exceeding 120 volts is now required where lighting outlets are located in crawl spaces, at or below grade level, of dwelling units or non-dwelling units.  At least one lighting outlet containing a switch or controlled by a wall switch shall be installed where a crawl space is used for storage or it contains equipment requiring servicing. (210.70(C))

GFCI Protection for Personnel in Non-Dwelling Unit Unfinished Basements

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

(10) Unfinished portions or areas of the basement not intended as habitable rooms

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GFCI Protection for Personnel in Non-Dwelling Unit Crawl Spaces

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

(9) Crawl spaces – at or below grade level

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Expansion of GFCI Protection for Personnel in Other Than Dwelling Units

210.8(B) Other Than Dwelling Units.  All single-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less and three-phase receptacles rated 150 volts to ground or less, 100 amperes or less installed in the following locations shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.

Comment:  The 2014 NEC only required GFCI protection for personnel for 125-volt, single-phase, 15- and 20-ampere receptacles located in areas where GFCI protection was required.

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Shortest Path Method of Measurement for GFCI Protection at Sinks

210.8 Informational Note No. 2.  For the purposes of this section, when determining distance from receptacles the distance shall be measured as the shortest path the cord of an appliance connected to the receptacle would follow without piercing a floor, wall, ceiling, or fixed barrier, or passing through a door, doorway, or window.

210.8(A)(7).  Sinks – where receptacles are installed within 1.8 m (6 ft.) from the top inside edge of the bowl.

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