Adding GFCI but leaving existing circuit
Please see the attached sketch before looking at my explanation.
Basically I want to remove a receptacle and replace it with a GFCI on a new dedicated circuit.
The problem is the power to the existing receptacle also feeds a light in my bathroom. If I replace the existing box with a larger 4"x4"x2" box, is it OK by code, to 1.) use that box as a junction box to reconnect the existing circuit(power to light) and 2.) connect the GFCI on the new dedicated circuit?
Yes, and it dosen't have to be a 4X4 box.
If you can use plastic, a 23 cu inch box will be enough.
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