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Old 11-06-2009, 09:09 AM   #1
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I have an existing GFCI outlet in our bathroom. It is supplied from a dedicated breaker.

Can I connect another GFCI to the feed line for our 2nd bathroom?

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Old 11-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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You can either connect another GFCI to the LINE side
or you can connect a regular outlet to the LOAD side of the existing GFCI

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cool, thanks.

Makes it easier for me.
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This site might help http://www.ask-the-electrician.com/G...gh-Method.html also a pic the pic shows no ground wire but if you have a ground HOOK II UP!!!
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hooking it up so it functions is different than meeting code. I believe each bathroom needs it's own dedicated circuit, but you should check out the NEC. (disclaimer...just a homeowner guy, not a pro)
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A GFCI protected circuit can supply everything in a bathroom - outlets & lights

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It can supply Outlets ONLY in multiple bathrooms

You can connect GFCI's without a ground
It must then be labeled as "NO ground present"
These stickers actually come with the GFCI
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hooking it up so it functions is different than meeting code. I believe each bathroom needs it's own dedicated circuit, but you should check out the NEC. (disclaimer...just a homeowner guy, not a pro)
I think you are wrong can you show me the code?
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Nope. I am most probably wrong. I rewired my house and had my residential pocket NEC book. My previous post was going off memory and I should not have posted such an "opinion".....my bad.
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I do prefer a dedicated circuit to each bathroom
It just makes sense with the power draw of hair dryers
NEC is the Min requirement, going above in this case is a great idea
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I do prefer a dedicated circuit to each bathroom
It just makes sense with the power draw of hair dryers
NEC is the Min requirement, going above in this case is a great idea
I do agree with you if it was my house i would put each gfci in bath on own circuit. Here we put the main GFCI in master bath and load side in guest bath
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agreed. I remember the discussion with my inspector and we were joking about our wives with the hair dryers, straightening hot things, and other stuff that all gets plugged in. (To all the wives out there don't take this as a bad thing, it's all good and just the way it is) I had two bathrooms and each one got it's own circuit. That's why I made the comment I did. However I should not have suggested it was "code" without verifying.
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However I should not have suggested it was "code" without verifying.
Quit apoligizing, there was nothing wrong with your other post, you merely said it may be code and to check the NEC.
You wrote "I believe each bathroom needs it's own dedicated circuit, but you should check out the NEC." Nothing said it was code, you just said it may be.
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However I should not have suggested it was "code" without verifying.
I have been guilty of saying the wrong things to but there are great people here that will correct us. We are not perfect

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