Re: CQD answer published Friday, August 5, 2016 -GFCI for Basement Receptacles
Regarding the question about eliminating GFCI protection on a basement sump pump; there are other ways to accomplish this without violating the NEC. Since GFCI protection is required only on 15 or 20 amp 125 volt Receptacles, a 240 volt sump pump would not require GFCI protection. Also since protection is only required on receptacles a sump pump that is designed for hard-wiring would not require GFCI protection. I would caution against just cutting the cord from a cord and plug connected pump as the pump is listed as cord and plug connected and the cord and plug usually serves as the required disconnect.