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Old 04-28-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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I am running a new 20 amp circuit to my outdoor screened porch and deck. Local code requires all receptacles to be gfci. I want to run 5 receptacles in line and independent of each other. In other words, I don't want one receptacle to trip the others. help, please.
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Buy 5 GFI recepticles and pigtail the wires in the box so that only the Line terminals of each GFI is used.
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Old 05-02-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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...but do remember that if you overload one receptacle (or have a short)...you will still lose power to all of them when the breaker trips in the panel. Having separate GFCIs will indeed prevent a GFCI trip from affecting the other receptacles.
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