scott b

07:43PM | 10/15/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
6 lifetime posts
We have a GFCI receptacle installed in our garage on a dedicated line for our deep freeze. A couple weeks ago the GFCI tripped and of course disconnected power to the freezer. Luckily we caught it in time, and had the GFCI replaced with a 20A gfci. Well, it just happened again today. The amperage is only around 10 amps. Is it a bad idea to have a gfci on freezer or fridge just in case you are not around to reset it? Should gfci's not be on appliances with motor loads? An electrician told us it is code to have a gfci in the garage, so what now?

Tom O

12:21PM | 10/16/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
477 lifetime posts
You can have an electrician install a single receptacle (not a duplex) that is not GFI protected. The receptacle must be installed behind the freezer so that the freezer must be moved to gain access to the recptacle (in other words, block access to this receptacle with the freezer).

Make sure that the freezer does not block the existing (required) GFI receptacle..



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon