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Old 08-12-2013, 07:46 PM   #1
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Quick question. I'm adding some outdoor outlets, gfi protected and outdoor covers of course, but I was wondering if they have to be dedicated or can I tap into an indoor circuit. I'm adding about three. I live in western pa. Thanks

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You can tap into general purpose circuits. Not circuits such as laundry, bath receps, kitchen countertops and a few others.

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You can tap into general purpose circuits. Not circuits such as laundry, bath receps, kitchen countertops and a few others.
I'll probably just run a dedicated circuit with one gfi and have the other two feed through it so I don't have to buy three gfi outlets.
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check your local code, but around here (Wisconsin) all outdoor outlets MUST be on their own dedicated 20 amp circuit in order to provide enough power for electric yard tools such as trimmers, edgers, etc. in addition to any other items you may have plugged in. If adding a 20 amp circuit is not to difficult for your situation I strongly advise it. 3 outlets can be quit a bit when outside and especially when added to 14-2 circuits that ALREADY power things inside.
Good luck on your project!
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Thanks diyer. I got them wired already with 12/2 on a 20 amp circuit. Checked local codes and they allow you to tap into general use circuits.
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