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Old 08-20-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Verifying something on GFCI


Hey all - just want to verify one thing here... to upgrade a standard branch to GFCI, you just need to replace a standard outlet with a GFCI receptacle and that outlet and any ones further down the line are protected? Is it really that simple? Am I missing something?
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Almost. If you only wire using the LINE terminals no receptacles downstream will be GFI protected. If you wire one pair of wires going to the downstream receptacles to the LOAD and wire the incoming hot cable to the LINE terminals you will protect the downstream receptacles.
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Wow... I don't know why I thought it was this whole big deal to do... thanks!
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OK, on the back of the GFCI there are two points to put your wires into.

The wires from the panel that feed the first recep. go into the holes marked "LINE"

If you wish any recep downstream from this to be protected, they must go in the holes (or screws) marked "LOAD". This is the correct way to connect these.

Apparently, I typed too slow! Jim already answered!!
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