Originally Posted by chris75
Why not put a gfi at the first j-box in the basement?
Oh, I see...that was a rhetorical question.
Come to think of it, I REALLY appreciate that advice. I have been thru hell replacing some 2 prong outlets with gfcis...first the cost and also the gfis barely want to fit back into the old boxes.
Finding a feed to just 2 outlets would become an efficient job compared to replacing every receptacle...And you may get lucky and hit a whole room, or even two.
Plus I just realized that if you replace 2-prong receptacles with GFCIs at every outlet box, you still have the chance of a shock if the hot wire scrapes the metal box especially with the larger GFCI pressing the (most likely older braided or knob and tube) wiring into the box. But by replacing just one gfci at a junction box in the basement, you also cut down (eliminate?) that shock hazard throughout the whole run, right?.
thanks very much for that pointer.
But would I need to worry about the GFCI load being rated for 20amps?
What if my wiring is only 14 gauge?
Oh well, I don't know...that's why I am here.