GFCI Outlets

CeruesJuly 14, 2013

We have an open ground system - house built in 1960. One of the bedrooms has two prong outlets and another has mostly two prongs with a single three prong. The three bedrooms and a half bath are on the same circuit, with a working GFCI outlet in the half bath between bedroom #1 and bedrooms 2 & 3.\

We would like to switch out the two prong outlets for three prong in the two bedrooms. An electrician friend told me that installing a GFCI outlet to the first outlet in the line should protect all outlets downstream (they would need to be labeled as protected by the GFCI), but my question is would the same apply to the outlets downstream of the current GFCI?

Thanks!

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randy427

If correctly installed on the LOAD side of the GFCI, the downstream receptacles will be GFCI protected. They will not, however, be grounded, and that is the labeling required
GFCI PROTECTED, UNGROUNDED.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 6:45PM
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Ron Natalie

Close Randy.

The GFCI receptacle itself needs to be marked "NO EQUIPMENT GROUND." The downstream ones need to be marked both "GFCI PROTECTED" and "NO EQUIPMENT GROUND"

"Ungrounded" doesn't cut it.

    Bookmark   July 15, 2013 at 9:03AM
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