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Old 09-16-2013, 03:12 PM   #1
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gfci outlet outside?

Okay, I'm cheap. Moving on.

I am changing the gfci outlet in my bathroom to a non-gfci nightlight/outlet. I know that is improper.

I have a gfci breaker that goes to an outlet on my dock that I never use. I could:
1-run the bathroom circuit to the gfci breaker, which is rated for 2 wires along with the dock outlet. I know you aren't supposed to have any outside a bathroom on the same circuit, but I can't see any harm to it. Am I overlooking something?
2-I could use the gfci breaker for the bathroom and put a gfci outlet at the dock. I am guessing they didn't do that originally because the gfci outlet wouldn't last long next to the lake. Is that a concern?


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Old 09-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #2
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the bathroom receptacle needs to be gfci protected. however, that doesn't mean you need to use a gfci receptacle in the bathroom. a gfci breaker at the panel and a 'regular' receptacle in the bathroom is just fine. sounds like this is what you are describing in option 2.

gfci receptacle at the lake is no problem, provided it is installed in the appropriate weather-proof in-use enclosure and the listed as weather-resistant (will have a 'WR' tag on the front). outdoor receptacles need to be gfci protected.


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