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Old 12/22/08, 6:27 PM
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Did a commercial inspection today. Small office building. Should a water fountain be on ground fault?

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Old 12/22/08, 6:31 PM
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Joe, sure seems to be right, but I'm not sure . . . I would think you have the potential for water to spill over the sides . . . good question, will await to hear from others, 'cause I don't know either.



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Old 12/22/08, 7:30 PM
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Did a commercial inspection today. Small office building. Should a water fountain be on ground fault?

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Yes. NEC 2005 440.21

The protective device can have a rating/setting of up to 175% of the motor-compressor rated load current and need not be less than 15 amps.
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As of the 2008 NEC code cycle a GFCI circuit is required.


422.52 — ELECTRIC DRINKING FOUNTAINS

GFCI protection for electric drinking fountains was added.

Electric drinking fountains shall be connected to a GFCI-protected outlet. Author's comment: This new requirement was brought about without documentation of an electrical accident or incident.



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Old 12/22/08, 8:16 PM
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Thanks to all. Just what I needed.



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