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I want to add an outdoor sump pump. It would be easy to pull…

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I want to add an outdoor sump pump. It would be easy to pull power through a garage wall from an outlet. Can I pull from a circuit that supplies outlets inside the garage?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Not long

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I am aware of the outside buried cable and conduit requirements.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Electrical
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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your electrical question.

1) Sump pumps are recommended to reside on a dedicated 20 amp circuit.

2) The receptacle will also be required to be GFCI protected.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
OK. A reasonable recommendation. Is it a code requirement? The existing circuit is GFCI.FYI - I will almost certainly install a dedicated circuit but this is an external sump pump that is designed to help drainage in my yard...not a risk of a basement flooding, for instance.
Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

Yes, all garage and/or exterior receptacles are required by the NEC to be GFCI protected. If an external receptacle, you will also need an "in-use" bubble cover at the receptacle box.

Any other questions?

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Electrician: Kevin, Licensed Electrical Contractor replied 8 months ago

If you have any additional questions, just let me know and I’ll be glad to answer them for you.

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