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elmaur 05-28-2011 06:05 AM

Wiring a GFCI
 
I have 2 outlets in a laundry on the same dedicated circuit that are within 5' of the utility sink. 12/2 loops from the first to the second. Do I need each to be a GFCI or can I connect the second to the load terminal of the first? I am thinking that they both need to be GFCI because...and I may be wrong on this... if the second was not a GFCI and connected to the load of the first- if it came into contact with water it would not trip the first GFCI.

Jim Port 05-28-2011 06:11 AM

You can wire both on the LINE side only or use a GFI in the first and use the LOAD terminals to wire a regular duplex receptacle as the second.

Grampa Bud 05-28-2011 06:13 AM

Incorrect. If the first outlet after your fuse box or breaker box is a properly installed GFCI, all other outlets wired to that GFCI on the load terminals will be GFCI protected as well.

jbfan 05-28-2011 10:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grampa Bud (Post 656519)
Incorrect. If the first outlet after your fuse box or breaker box is a properly installed GFCI, all other outlets wired to that GFCI on the load terminals will be GFCI protected as well.

It can be wired either way.
Use the line side only and put a gfci on both sides of the sink, or wire a gfci to the first spot, and use the load side to protect the next receptacle.

Just like Jim Port said.

diyorpay 05-28-2011 10:23 AM

I notice that licensed electricians place a sticker on second outlet (and those in line after the primary obvious GFI outlet) that says 'GFI protected outlet' because they look like 'regular' outlets.


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