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Old 12-06-2007, 08:25 AM   #16
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Lowes and HD have them in 50 double pole, probably for hot tubs. I had to go to a wholesaler and paid top dollar ($135 each) because I wasn't in the trade. Had my own business until I retired 3 years ago, but that doesn't count!

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Old 12-06-2007, 11:42 AM   #17
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These are simplified drawings of the most common shared neutral configurations...ie...multiwires.
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Stubbie: and all,
Thanks again for all the advice! I have printed a copy of the diagrams in case I EVER decide to do this again. I didn't save that much money, and that was the reason for the mwbc! Any of those variations would have worked without the gremlins.
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Note.... that in the first two diagrams you only need 12/2 or 14/2 going to the last receptacle. The dots are connection points inside the individual boxes.
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Home depot and Lowe's sometimes carries thier gfi breakers on higher shelves and locked cages
, and yes they are quite a bit more expensive than a regular gfi receptacle

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The easy way would be to get rid off the GFI and put in regular plus.

Is it a NEC requirment that all plugs in a garage be GFI protected, I beleive in the CEC code they are not required but ouwld have to do some reading to be on the sure side.
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Hi Darren

Yeah in the US all receptacles that are "readily accessible" must be gfci protected. A receptacle in the ceiling for the garage door opener would not require it. Some people think that if you put a refrigerator in front of the receptacle it no longer is required to be gfci, imo opinion this is incorrect. If a person can reach the receptacle from the floor refrigerator or not they must have gfci. And the NEC didn't write the code for people 7 feet tall....

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