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Old 05-06-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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15A breaker with GFCI outlets...

A little worried about posting this after my last question...

Anyway, I was mapping all the breakers in my home this past weekend since I just had an addition added on. I assume all is correct since it had permits and was passed by the electrical inspector but had a question about having GFCIs on 15A breakers...

I have 2 circuits in question.
The first is a dedicated 15A breaker with a 20A GFCI on it. It is for an instant hot water at my kitchen sink. Is this normal? Shouldn't it be on a 20A breaker? I believe the wire running into it is 14-2.

The second one is almost the same thing, a 15A breaker that supplies all my outdoor lighting but there is also a 20A GFCI on it that is outside my home.

I assume this is ok since it was passed by the inspector several months ago, just wanted to know why for myself...



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