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Old 08-12-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Now that my deck behind my garage is complete, it's time to rewire the garage and put some general purpose recepticals and lghting out back.

I have a 20amp gfci breaker that I can use. Will it be OK to use this to protect both the garage and deck electricals?

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This answer is coming from a non-electrician, but personally if it was me, I would use a Separate circuit for the Deck & Garage, especially if you have the GD opener on the same circuit. No need to have the Circuit blow, and then have to reset every time because you overloaded the circuit for that awesome party you planned.

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#14 gauge cable must be protected by a 15 amp breaker.
A 20 amp breaker would be used with #12 gauge wire.
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Thank you for your responses. The GD openers are on a separate circuit and I do know what wire to use with what breaker.
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Normally It will be wiser to keep the lighting circuit seprated from the deck/ garage recepectale circuit and depending how big the deck you build you may end up need two circuits there.

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Thanks,

I know that the garage and outdoor plug ins must be gfci protected, but what about the lighting ??
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Does not need protected, but if you want, and able to stay within load Calc's, you could keep it on the other circuit. You will have to keep with #12 all the way.

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