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Old 02-04-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Can you wire a gfci so that downline outlets are not protected?
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:51 AM   #2
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Yes, just use "pigtails" and wire nuts sort of like this...


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P.S. Those GFCIs use a lot of space in the electrical box, better to use a large deep electrical box or a separate junction box.
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Wire everything to the line side of the gfci.
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The "line" side of a GFCI is not protected. Just wire your next outlet off that side along with your incoming power feed. Just make sure you don't wrap two wires around the same screw, not allowed. Some clamp-type outlet screws can hold two wires safely. If yours can't, split the feed with pigtails like Bob suggested, before the GFCI.
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thanks for the advise ya'll
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