Electrical Wiring in the Home/THERMOATAT MAIN PANEL

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Greg Hi I'm looking to install a AUBE Thermoatat, I'm replacing a manual thermostat for base board heating. According to the manual for floor applications a ground protection device should be installed in the main panel.  Since I'm replacing one thermostat with another do I still need ground protection. Thanks for your help. Kenny

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Some models have a built in GFCI, but you did not tell me which model you have so I cannot tell.

If it does not have a built in GFCI, you will need to replace your circuit breaker in the panel with a GFCI breaker.

So why does this one need a GFCI when your old one didn't?
All I can tell you is that we use to not put GFCI outlets near sinks but we do now. So we learn as we go.

Better safe than sorry.
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Greg Hughes

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