Wiring a GFCI outlet

ChrisD24December 27, 2011

I replaced a receptacle in one of my bathrooms which was just a standard outlet. There were two sets of wires - the line from the breaker box was one set of wires and the other set feeds the living room outlets. To make it so that if the outlet in the bathroom is tripped and won't shut off the outlets in the living room, I put both sets of wires on the "to breaker" side. I tested it with a GFCI tester and it trips properly and keeps the other outlets live in the living room live - which is what I wanted.

My question is is this fine or not?

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If the outlet you replaced was not a GFCI, I don't see anything wrong with it. If there are no downstream outlets that need to be protected, there is no need to connect anything to the load side of the GFCI.

    Bookmark   December 27, 2011 at 8:08PM
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The bathroom receptacles aren't allowed to share a circut with anything else, but it may be grandfathered depending on date of installation.

You have wired the gfi correctly.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 9:56PM
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