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Old 02-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #1
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Wiring a GFCI in a bathroom


My current outlet in the bathroom has three cables of 14/2 wires connected to it. One cable would be the line coming in to the box and the other two sets of 14/2 cables would be continuing the circuit to other areas of the house. How do I wire this outlet to a GFCI ?

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My current outlet in the bathroom has three cables of 14/2 wires connected to it. One cable would be the line coming in to the box and the other two sets of 14/2 cables would be continuing the circuit to other areas of the house. How do I wire this outlet to a GFCI ?
The line to the line an the other 2 to the load.

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The line to the line an the other 2 to the load.
Julius793. As the GFCI has only terminals with no additional connections available on its back side, would it be wise to join the the two white load wires together with a marrette and include a single white wire which would be used to connect to the load side of the GFCI? Similar connection for the black load wires. Not sure how much room there will be in the box for the GFCI plus a couple of marrettes though.
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Julius793. As the GFCI has only terminals with no additional connections available on its back side, would it be wise to join the the two white load wires together with a marrette and include a single white wire which would be used to connect to the load side of the GFCI? Similar connection for the black load wires. Not sure how much room there will be in the box for the GFCI plus a couple of marrettes though.
The gfi doesn't have two wholes for each screw? Anyway yes you can pigtail the blacks and whites.
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The gfi doesn't have two wholes for each screw? Anyway yes you can pigtail the blacks and whites.
Looked again at the GFCI and you are correct -- two holes for each screw. Much better than pigtail idea. Thanks so much for your help!
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