Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
does this need to be a GFCI?

Posted by abbey_cny (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 19, 12 at 11:10

My house was built in 1950. All of the outlets above the kitchen counter were switched to GFCI's before I bought the house, but there is an outlet below the sink (for the garbage disposal) that is still the original 1950's outlet. I am getting ready for a kitchen remodel and I wonder if this outlet should also be a GFCI? If not, since it is so old, should I have it replaced as along as the elctrician is out here doing other work?
Thanks!

Abbey


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: does this need to be a GFCI?

NO, it does not need to be GFI protected.
Yes, you should replace the receptacle if it is that old.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here