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Old 07-26-2013, 09:51 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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GFI circuit for ungrounded outlet


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.

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