TSG Building Code 2023 Series: Combined Segments to Date

As we reconvene for the latest segment of our "Building Code 2023: Stay Ahead" series, Total Solutions Group remains your steadfast partner in guiding you through the forthcoming changes in the 8th Edition (2023) Florida Building Code, effective December 31, 2023.

In this segment, our focus is on E3408.1 NFPA 70-20 National Electric Code amendment.

Count on us, as always, to provide you with key insights that ensure your preparedness for the evolving Florida residential building code.

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E3408.1 NFPA 70-20

National Electric Code

Standard Reference Number changed from "70-17" to "70-20" National Electrical Code. This document has a list of the code sections that have this reference.

Article 210 (Branch Circuits), Section 210.8, Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel, is amended to read as follows:

  • 210.8 Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection for Personnel. Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel shall be provided as required in 210.8(A) through (F). The ground-fault circuit-interrupter shall be installed in a readily accessible location. Items (A) through (E) unchanged.
  • (F) Outdoor Outlets. All outdoor outlets for dwellings, other than those covered in 210.8(A)(3), Exception to (3) that are supplied by single-phase branch circuits rated 150 volts to ground or less, 50 amperes or less, shall have ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for personnel.
  • Exception No. 1: Ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection shall not be required on lighting outlets other than those covered in 210.8(C).
  • Exception No. 2: GFCI protection shall not be required for listed and labeled HVAC equipment.
  • Informational Note: See UL 60335-2-40, Household And Similar Electrical Appliances – Safety – Part 2-40: Particular Requirements for Electrical Heat Pumps, Air-Conditioners and Dehumidifiers or UL 1995, Heating and Cooling Equipment for product safety standards.(1)

Florida Residential Code 2023:

Link to Chapter 34 - Section E3408

Learn More About these Changes by Attending a Training Session

GOBA Key Changes to Florida Building Code: Residential Eighth Edition Chapters 1-3 in-person

Monday, December 4th 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Join FHBA and Code Expert, Shane Gerwig, at GOBA to familiarize yourself with the code requirements for some key changes and updates of the Eighth Edition of the Florida Building Code.


Can't make this session? GOBA is offering another class, covering Eighth Edition Residential - Chapters 7-9 on Tuesday, December 19th. Click Here to Register for December 19th.


FREE to GOBA Members not seeking CEU credit.


$25 for Industry Professionals seeking 1 CEU credit.


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FHBA Building Code Training Session Online

Thursday, December 7th 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Unsure of what changes to Florida Building Code: Eighth Edition mean for you? Join FHBA and Code Expert, Shane Gerwig, for an overview of key changes and a deeper dive into the FBC Residential Chapters 1-3 and Chapters 7-9.


These courses are being offered via Zoom, in partnership with the Florida Building Commission, The Florida Department of building and Professional Regulation and Building a Safer Florida, Inc. 


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