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Old 05-11-2009, 06:27 AM   #1
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I am adding a couple circuits for a basement finish.
Is it required to shut off the power before hooking up the common to the bus bar?

also can two seperate GFCI circuits and a light switch share the same common?

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I am adding a couple circuits for a basement finish.
Is it required to shut off the power before hooking up the common to the bus bar?

also can two seperate GFCI circuits and a light switch share the same common?
Turn the power off if it makes you feel better!

If you are talking about two gfci breakers, then the answer is no.
If you are talking about gfci receptacles, then the answer is maybe.
We need more details on the gfci.

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Turn the power off if it makes you feel better!

If you are talking about two gfci breakers, then the answer is no.
If you are talking about gfci receptacles, then the answer is maybe.
We need more details on the gfci.


they are going to be recepticles.....
I knwo the service has an A and B side so I am putting both circuits on top of each other.

Thanks for any help
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also can two seperate GFCI circuits and a light switch share the same common?
They should not.
Nuisance tripping may occur. I have seen it happen and it is a pain to find if you are not the one who installed it. Keep them separate.
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