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Old 06-05-2012, 08:02 PM   #16
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Yes, you would need a separate neutral from the load side of the GFI.

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you would need a 2nd neutral if the Sconces werent GFI protected, yes.
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One more question about this topic.

Let's say I have four boxes all in the bathroom, the conduit runs from Box 1 to 2 to 3 to 4. They are actually fairly close to each other, but due to framing and piping in the way, the conduits run up to the attic and back down as it hops from box to box.

Box 1 - Sconce switch and GFCI outlet.

Box 2 - Sconce 1

Box 3 - Sconce 2

Box 4 - Outlet, end of run

I have a neutral wire that runs from box 1 to 2 to 3 for the sconces.

However, since I am piggybacking the outlet in Box 4 on the GFCI outlet in Box 1, I need to run a special neutral wire coming out of the LOAD side of the GFCI outlet in Box 1, all the way to Box 4 for that outlet right? I can't just splice off the neutral for the sconce in Box 3, I don't think.

Just wanted to make sure. Thanks.
You do not need a seperate neutral in this scenario. From the first box you need 3 wires- hot: switched hot: neutral. The 3 wires orginate from the load side of the GFCI. The switched hot thru the switch.
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Only if the sconces are on the load side of the GFI. I didn't see any indication that they were.
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Only if the sconces are on the load side of the GFI. I didn't see any indication that they were.
They are not.
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They are not.
I thought thr sconces were on the load side. If not you need a swiched hot and a neutral off the line side for the scones and a hot and neutral off the load side for the recep.
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