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Outside gfi Outlet

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I am in South Carolina and I am having a problem with an outside GFI outlet. Whenever we get a extreme amount of rain the GFI outlet goes bad, It is not getting wet, but there was a little rust on one end of a black wire running to it. The Gfi is in the midle of the run and connected to anouther gfi in the bathroom on the same level. Do i have to have a gfi outside if it is connected to the one in the bathroom. As soon as the outside one goes bad it pops the one in the bathroom. I replace the gfi outside and it is fine until we get an other extreme storm. I put a good outdoor cover on it and it does not happen often but it is still a problem.
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Bathroom is supposed to be a dedicated circuit
But if it was wired that way you do not need to change it

If you run the outside outlet off the "LOAD" of the bathroom GFCI then you do not need a GFCI outside

If the outside is run off the "FEED" wires then you do need a GFCI outside

Current code requires a Tamper proof & weather resistant outlet outside

I prefer my outside outlets seperate from inside circuits. That way you (or future owner) doesn't have to look around inside for a tripped GFCI
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