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Old 10-24-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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GFCI ground wire

I am connecting a regular plug to a GFCI plug. Once the regular plug is connected to the GFCI plug I want to run two GFCI plugs in series. First: Can one connect a regular plug to a GFCI with no problems? Second: After connecting the first GFCI plug I want to run a wire off the bottom of the first GFCI plug to the second creating a series of two GFCI plugs. The white and black wires are easy. Two additional screws at the bottom. My problem is the ground wire. How does the ground wire from GFCI plug one connect to GFCI plug two? I would like to thank those who help in advance. Dennis.


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Old 10-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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You do not need to run a second gfci from the first if you use the load side.
The grounds need to be pigtailed and only one wire under the screw.


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All the ground wires entering the box are connected together. Use a short length (pigtal) of green or bare to reach the ground screw on the receptacle if the receptacle did not come with a green wire to connect up to the other ground wires.

For extending GFCI protection to additional plain receptacles, be sure that the neutrals of these (load side) continuing cables are connected together but as a separate bundle from the (line side) neutral(s) of the power feed for the GFCI and any continuing cables not receiving GFCI protection here.
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AllenJ & jbfan thanks for the help. I now have power in the greenhouse and feel comfortable my wife will not get shocked. That my friends would bring much pain. Not for her, ME!!! Thanks again. Dennis
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