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Old 11-16-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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[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]

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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.

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