Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by MSP, Sep 17, 2011.
Thanks. It just occurred to me I need a GFCI outlet there now, since there's a water source. And I'll be using that electric, I've got two brew belts and an induction cook top that will be sitting within 3 feet of the sink. I don't suppose one of these counts as a GFCI, it's a surge protector after all...
Negative Ghostrider, GFCI is intended to stop the impulse of electricity in the case of electricution. A surge protector is intended to protect equipment from over voltage. Now, you can spend some money and buy a surge protector with a GFCI built in like this one. Now, that only covers one outlet but it is substantially safer than just having a surge protector.
Just a rule of thumb I picked up a long time ago helping my grandfather re wire a house: When it comes to electricity put the most amount of safe guards between you and the current as possible, don't just skip out because "This will do". There is a reason they still call it the "Theory of Electricity" we still do not know exactly how it works because as soon as a rule is put in place, something happens that makes that rule null and void.
GFCI it is!
geh kinda hack, but your a home owner and its your first time, so well let it slide.
LOL, now he's going to go out and pay someone to redo it
Sorry, I couldn't let that one slide.
Do it right. That way your future failed suicide attempts will give us something to talk about... selfish bastard...
Think of others for once! =P
Don't worry, my buddy Kyle has taken measurements and is convinced I'm going to pass out drunk and crack my skull on the furnace.
Don't worry, there's plenty of "professionals" that run pipe like that. In the computer world it's like running your wires like this;
Sorry, didn't know we were being graded on grammar on this assignment.
Yeah, the plumbing is definitely on the low-fi side of things. I wouldn't want to cover it up with drywall. But for the type of install I'm going, a basement and all that jazz, it was the cheapest and least hassle I could come up with. In-wall or on higher floors of the house? Sweated copper for sure.