Return to the Bathrooms Forum | Post a Follow-Up

GFCI on all?

Posted by itltrot (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 17:06

The electricians didn't read the job details very closely and instead of 2 outlets centered under the window we ended up with 4 spread out the length of the vanity (84" long). A little excessive but only having 1 outlet for years I can deal with have to many.

My question is do all 4 of these need to be GFCI outlets (they are all feed from 1 outlet). Or can I hide the GFCI in the corner and the rest be normal?

I want it to be to code but if I can save money without setting off any OCD alarms I'm all out saving towards the end of this remodel.

Only picture I have at the moment only shows 3 as the step ladder is hiding the last one. But it will give you an idea.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: GFCI on all?

As long as the outlet circuit is protected by 1 GFCI and other outlets feed from that 1 GFCI, they can be regular outlets.

RE: GFCI on all?

That's what I was thinking from the code aspect.

Now from the design aspect. Will it look weird having 1 outlet different from the rest?

RE: GFCI on all?

If they are all Leviton Decora or Lutron Diva, where the receptacle is single rectangle with a plate, the visual difference is minimal, especially if the test and reset buttons are color matched which they usually are for residential receptacles.

RE: GFCI on all?

No they are old school round outlets for the regulars.

RE: GFCI on all?

Why not just do the Decora on the rest, they aren't expensive.

RE: GFCI on all?

Further, Pass & Seymore has GFI outlets that are all the same color (no red/black buttons) - and the LED only comes on when the circuit is broken.

Get new 'retangular' outlets - they don't cost that much.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Bathrooms Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here