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Outdoor Ceiling Fan and GFCI Protection

How to Wire and Install an Outdoor Ceiling Fan: When installing an outdoor ceiling fan, does the fan have to be connected to an GFI circuit?


When Is GFCI Protection Required for Outdoor Ceiling Fans

Electrical Question: When installing an outdoor ceiling fan, does the fan have to be connected to an GFI circuit?

Background: Al, a Homeowner from Odenton, Maryland.
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