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Old 03-13-2012, 05:48 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have two outdoor receptacles that are wired into a junction box in the crawlspace under my house. They are actually ran into a spare bedroom's circuit...therefore not gfi protected. There is a switch above the access (indoors) to the crawlspace that powers these outlets and also light that runs off of the junction point also.

Would I be able to replace the switch with a dead front gfci switch to get these outlets protected. Would doing this be safe and up to code?

Would I be better off undoing all of the previous owner's work and putting these on a dedicated gfci circuit?

House was built in '87 and I am in the US.

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You can't use the dead front to turn the lights on and off.
A dead front allows you the chance to reset the gfci in a more convenient place.

You can keep the switch and just rewire the receptacles to the dead front, or just install a gfci receptacle.

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Simple enough...thanks!
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