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Old 07-26-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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GFI circuit for ungrounded outlet

Have some older BX cable running to some outlets in my house. I know you can use GFCI outlet for protection---can I just use a GFCI breaker to protect all of the outlets on the circuit? I know it is a little expensive, but I know the boxes get tight with the GFI outlets, may just be easier to slap a breaker in.


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Old 07-26-2013, 09:55 AM   #2
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Either is acceptable. The breaker saves you having to find the first receptacle and you do not need to fight to fit the device in a small box.

You will still need to add the "No Equipment Ground" stickers to the receptacles.


Answers based on the National Electrical Code. Local amendments may apply. Check with your local building officials.

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