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DownTheAvenue

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Posted: 09/26/19 11:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:

BB_TX wrote:

As noted, could very well be slaved from another GFCI. But if so it should have a GFCI Protected sticker on it.

Could just as easily been installed before GFCI was required and grandfathered in. In that case the owner probably in no hurry to upgrade.
That is how ours are wired and they don't have stickers. Someone making a fuss about GFCIs in the bathrooms, or even worse testing them, is someone I would actively look to get out of the park as soon as possible. Definitely wouldn't extend their stay, would note in the records to not take them again, and if the made too much of a scene I would refund their money and send them on down the road immediately. To me, that is a person who is looking for a problem and won't be happy until they find one. If the GFCI is fine, they will keep looking. I am more than fine in having them pursue happiness elsewhere.


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Posted: 09/26/19 12:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NEC Natonal Electrical Code requirement.

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Was waiting for the MYOFB replies. Agree.


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Posted: 09/26/19 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Grit dog wrote:

Was waiting for the MYOFB replies. Agree.


Yep! Campground owners have enough to worry about with inspectors and compliance requirements. My guess is that this is likely a non-issue as it is probably tied to a GFCI elsewhere (we had one house where the GFCI covering the bathroom was on the back deck!). Even if not, why make such an issue of it as a camper. Enjoy your time and move on!

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Posted: 09/26/19 05:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ppine wrote:

NEC Natonal Electrical Code requirement.


Current code yes. Show me where it requires them to upgrade.


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Posted: 09/26/19 05:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would just get on with my day. Your call.

Have reported bad ground and reverse polarity at pedestals with no action when I returned a year later. No longer my fight as long as I feel reasonably safe.


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I hate to know what happens when they OP finds out they're out of TP!!! Do they go to the office or come on here and ask what to do? [emoticon]


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ScottG wrote:

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It has to be protected since it's a commercial or public facility (goes for rentals too).
No grandfathering.


If it passed inspection before the GFI requirement the is no code to make them upgrade to GFI. Yes it can be grandfathered.


Per NEC, NOT in a commercial, public or rental property. I have been though this many times and I am 100% sure of this.
Now if some local yocals don't adopt NEC requirements then anything goes but the code is clear.


True, before retirement I did commercial property management and renovating. Health and safety is NOT grandfathered.


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