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When wiring a circuit in a basement or garage do all the outlets in the circuit need to be cfci or just the first in the circuit?
 

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I think you are referring to GFCI protection?

Only unfinished basements require all the outlets to be GFCI protected. Finished basements can have non-gfci protected outlets in some areas.

All garage outlets require GFCI protection.

You can provide GFCI protection by using one or more GFCI receptacles, or a GFCI circuit breaker.
 

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So when you say:
You can provide GFCI protection by using one or more GFCI receptacles, or a GFCI circuit breaker.

Does that mean I can have one CFI outlet in the beginning of the circuit and that will protect the rest of the circuit?
 

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As long as the downstream receptacles are wired from the LOAD terminals they will have the GFI protection.
 

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The downstream outlets also have to be labeled 'GFCI Protected'
There are usually labels to that effect in a new GFCI package.

Caution on adding more than a few downstream outlets to a single GFCI because of the increased possibility of nuisance tripping due to long runs especially in wet locations. GFCI's are still cheap and it is always easier to isolate a GFCI tripping problem when individual GFCI's are used in an area.
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