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Old 03-14-2008, 06:50 AM   #16
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I typically go no more than 5-6 on the load side.

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I typically go no more than 5-6 on the load side.
Should the setting be a factor? Like, if is a workshop that will see alot of use still be okay with that amount? Or would you go less if there were going to be more demand?
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I don't think the demand is the issue, but the setting is. An outside receptacle that the cover gets wet, and there might be a lot of condensation, will have more "leakage" that a dry one in a workshop. An unheated garage might have similar condensation issues.
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I don't think the demand is the issue, but the setting is. An outside receptacle that the cover gets wet, and there might be a lot of condensation, will have more "leakage" that a dry one in a workshop. An unheated garage might have similar condensation issues.
That's good to know about condensation...
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I guess GFCI plugs is what it will be. Ill put one on each line. rather spend that money and not burn something up.

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Actually the circuit breaker keeps things from burning up. The GFCI keeps you from keeling over.
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Actually the circuit breaker keeps things from burning up. The GFCI keeps you from keeling over.
So if you use a GFI breaker, wouldn't you get the best of both worlds?
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So if you use a GFI breaker, wouldn't you get the best of both worlds?
No difference really. You get overload and short circuit protection from the breaker and ground fault protection either way. 6 of 1 and a half dozen of the other.
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Guess I put my foot in my mouth with my response to this thread. I should have actually cracked a code book open first. Sorry.

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Quick question, is there a limit as to how mant receps a gfi recep can protect?
Some manufacturers include a suggested limit in the instructions.
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Some manufacturers include a suggested limit in the instructions.
I would limit it to 2 if I was in the market of selling 10 dollar gfci's...
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ALL devices and outlets have a tiny amount of "leakage". This DOES add up.

I try to limit GFI LOAD side receptacles to five or six.
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I would limit it to 2 if I was in the market of selling 10 dollar gfci's...
I would not include load side terminals.

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