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Old 09-21-2007, 09:36 PM   #1
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GFI with 1 plain recepticle

I have a GFI with a 14-2 direct to my panel in my washroom. I wanted to know if i could connect 1 plain plug to it. The previous setup had 1 plug in the next room connected to the washroom circuit so i didnt want to leave it dead, i was going to connect it with the CFI. Will this affect the CGI in any way?


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Old 09-21-2007, 11:34 PM   #2
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Are you talking about your laundry or bath?

Please keep it GFI your crossin my eyeballs.

USA or Canada?



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Old 09-22-2007, 01:11 AM   #3
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there is the diffrence between bathroom and laundry room also with the codewise they are diffrent set depending how you describe the circuit run

normally in USA the bathroom circuit for repectlaes is 20 amp GFCI'ed and you can have more than one reptecale in bathroom but that circuit cannot run to other room.

the Landury room is useally a 20 amp circuit GFCI or not depending on what area you are in and if have laundry tub in there or not too.

Note :, in bathroom the lumiaires [ lightfixures ] is pretty tricky part some area yes must have gfci some dont depending on where it will be mounted

also with the exhaust fan in bathroom genrally useally recomned have it GFCI

for the Candana codes it will be slightly diffrent also we have a cananda guy here i think he will show up from time to time i am sure he will fill you in with this as well

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Old 09-22-2007, 12:25 PM   #4
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Sorry for the confusion, it was a long day when i wrote this poste. First off i live in Ontario Canda, and its a washroom. I know idealy you dont want to bring the power to other rooms from the washroom, but this is a older house and the wiring was already there, i wouldnt do this if i had the wall opened in the room beside it and be able to run new stuff. This is a spare room and there wont really be anythign running in there that i can think.
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As far as I know the Canadian Code allows you to share the circuit that is used for the bathroom. When I was in school that was allowed and unless they changed in the latest code book you are allowed.

If i were you i would not connect the regular outlet to the load side of the GFI. Either make a pigtail in the GFI box or put both wires under the line side. Now if your regular plug is within 5 feet of a sink it should get protected.

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Old 09-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #6
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Thanks for the reply darren. The regular plug is in the next room, so its not a problem. Im thinking the pigtail is the best way for me to go.


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