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farmerde 11-16-2008 04:44 PM

GFI question
 
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']I have a circuit in my house that is wired in such a way that 1 GFI outlet in the bathroom protects multiple standard outlets downstream in another bathroom and one outlet in the garage. My question is can I replace the standard outlets that are downstream with GFI receptacles as well, or is this pointless? If I do replace the downstream outlets with GFI outlets will it affect the functionability of the circuit as it is now?[/font]

Thanks.

rgsgww 11-16-2008 04:50 PM

Yes you can, but is pointless. It would not affect it at all.

An installation like this would violate code nowadays...bathrooms are supposed to be dedicated and 20 amp.

I would only go to rewiring if you had problems with hair dryers, heavy loads, etc.

Yoyizit 11-16-2008 05:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by farmerde (Post 185948)
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']If I do replace the downstream outlets with GFI outlets will it affect the functionability of the circuit as it is now?[/font]

One GF downstream of another makes troubleshooting difficult. You don't know which one will click off first.

Termite 11-16-2008 05:24 PM

Definately a waste of time and money, all for no benefit at all. :no:


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