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thomasb46

11:05AM | 07/23/05
Member Since: 06/17/05
22 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am replacing my central air units outside of my house. The salesman said my current units are not up to code since I do not have an outside electrial within 20 feet of the units. He states this is for servicing and code mandatory. Is this true

tshea1

02:27PM | 07/23/05
Member Since: 05/03/05
79 lifetime posts
Almost true. The correct distance is 25 ft.

for an outside GFI receptacle.

Several manufacturers are making combination devices--disconnects with GFI receptacles. The disconnect is 240V for the A/C, and 120 V for the GFCIreceptacle.

The GFCI is a seperate circuit from the panel. DO NOT tap from the a/c power feed.
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