Installing Electric Wiring In a New Attached Sun Room
I am installing electric wiring in a new attached Sun Room. Do the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?© By: Dave Rongey
Electrical Code for Sun Room
Electrical Question: Do all the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?
I am installing electric in a new attached sun room. Do all the outlets, ceiling fan and lighting need to be GFCI?
This electrical wiring question came from Bob, a Homeowner in Wisconsin.
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Bob.
Wiring a Sun Room for GFCI Protection
Application: Electric Wiring for a Sun Room.
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 your specific location. A permit and inspections may also be required.
Sun Room and GFCI
This electrical wiring project is about Electrical Code for GFCI in a Sun Room.
GFCI Protection for Sun Room Outlets and Devices
- From what you have described, it will largely depend on the purpose or usage for the area, and if there are water facets in this room, and what type of floor is there.
- To be sure, ask the building inspector, who should be very helpful with sharing the adopted Building Codes and Electrical Codes that are enforced in your area.
- Personally, I would have it all protected by GFCI, just to be on the safe side, especially if the floor will be grounded, or connected directly to the earth.
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