Are GFCI Outlets Required in the Bedroom
Joe in Ohio asks: I’m having a home remodel done. The electrician is telling me that it is NEC code now that GFCI outlets have to be installed in bedrooms?
Electrical Question: Is a bedroom required to have GFCI outlets?
I’m having a home remodel done. The electrician is telling me that it is NEC code now that GFCI outlets have to be installed in bedrooms? I know that’s true for “wet areas”, baths, kitchens etc. but bedrooms, it does not make sense. I understand it would be added protection but is it NEC code?
This electrical wiring question came from Joe, a Handyman in Sherrodsville, Ohio.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Joe.
Bedroom Outlet Wiring
Application: Install New Wiring for Bedroom Outlets.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrical Contractor, or Certified Electrician.
Electrical Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Voltage Tester, and appropriate Safety Gear.
Estimated Time: Depends on the personal level experience, ability to work with tools, install electrical circuit wiring, and the available access to the project area.
Electrical Safety: Identify the electrical power source to the GFCI Outlet, turn it OFF and Tag with a Note before working with the electrical wiring.
Electrical Wiring Parts and Materials: Electrical parts and materials for the GFCI Outlet should be approved for the specific project and compliant with local and national electrical codes.
Electrical Codes and Inspections: Installing or changing home electrical wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes as adopted in Sherrodsville, Ohio. A permit and inspections may also be required.
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Joe, unless there is some special purpose or appliance application that I am unaware of, AFCI outlets are only required in the bedrooms. However, the master bathroom in a bedroom does require GFCI protection.
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