On 27 Jun 2006 09:03:53 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Use a metal box and 12 gauge wire. Use conduit or a metal racetrack
along the cinder block wall. Purchase the box, racetrack, clips,
screws at the same time. You will need to use the special blue
concrete screws and a specific concrete bit size for the pilot hole.
All basement circuits should have a GFCI in the first box of every
circuit. Fourteen gauge is primarily for lighting.
There is an exception to the basement GFCI requirement with regards to
certain equipment such as refrigerators and sump pumps. You can install a
"Single" receptacle (Not a duplex receptacle) to be used solely for said
equipment. Article 210.8(A)(5) Exception #2. You don't want the GFCI
tripping and having all of the food ruined or the basement flooded.
You * DO NOT* want a GFI on a refrigerator or freezer !!!!
Place this appliance on a separate breaker and do nto use it for
anything else. Be sure to ground the outlet properly, and be sure the
ground is not broken off on the appliance plug, if it is, replace the
On Tue, 27 Jun 2006 17:53:56 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
You are going to have to lose that thinking. The exceptions to the
GFCI rules are becoming fewer and fewer. The laundry went away in
2005. A properly working refrigerator should not trip a GFCI. It is
common that old ones develop shorts in the compressor that trip a GFCI
but that is a fault, not normal operation.
With the current, no pun intended, state of wire prices I would check
the nameplate rating on the fridge. Use that as your guide for wire
sizing. A dedicated 15A (14awg wire) is usually more than enough for a
freezer unless it is an industrial sized unit.
Don't believe the hype about the unit lasting longer if you over size
the wire and/or circuit breaker. If you follow the name plate rating
and size your circuit accordingly you will be fine. I can't imagine a
standard fridge or freezer needing more than the dedicated 15A your
running. Definitely not more than a 20A (12awg wire). Againa, this is
only if you don't have an industrial freezer.
I recommend several ways to run the wire:
1). Nail a 2x4 to the wall and run flexible metal conduit to the panel
and down the wall.
2). use EMT piping
3). Use ENT Piping
4). Metal Wiremold is nice.
5). Nail a 2x4 to the wall and run just the NM-C
Depending on how you do it it, these are all NEC approved options.
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