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handifoot 05-23-2012 10:20 AM

bathroom power
I have a downstairs powder room that has it's dedicated 20 amp GFI receptical. I intend to run from there, two new plug ins in my upstairs bathroom.

Do those two new recepticals need any visible indication that they are GFI protected?

Jim Port 05-23-2012 10:31 AM

You may want to consider running them from the line side of the first GFI so that if the upstairs were to trip you would not need to go downstairs to reset it. This will require a second GFI upstairs.

No need for labeling.

kevinp22 05-23-2012 12:31 PM

I agree with Jim - wire from the line side, then have the first receptacle in the upstairs bathroom be a GFCI (you would need to purchase and install a new gfci receptacle here since the downstairs one would provide no GFCI protection) and wire the second upstaries bath receptacle on the load side of the first upstairs receptacle

handifoot 05-23-2012 12:32 PM

Thank you, I am however a bit unclear on your information. The first and only GFI outlet is in the downstairs bath. Wouldn't the downstream outlets need to be run from the load side to be protected? And if not, where else but at the original GFI would I reset a tripped circuit ?

Jim Port 05-23-2012 12:34 PM

A second GFI would need to be upstairs also.

handifoot 05-23-2012 05:51 PM

Got it. Thanks very much for clarification

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