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X-post from Bathrooms....GFCI on all?

Posted by itltrot (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 2, 14 at 17:08

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.

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RE: X-post from Bathrooms....GFCI on all?

They all have to be protected by GFCI. One GFCI can protect additional receptacles connected to it's load terminal. It's easy to test if they did this. Plug something into the other receptacles and then press TEST on the GFCI. It should shut off not only the GFCI receptacle but the others that are "downstream."

RE: X-post from Bathrooms....GFCI on all?

I know they are all downstream from one. There are no recepticals as I haven't installed yet. Electrician has been released due to extreme overpricing.

Just verifying that all I have to have is one that will protect the rest.

RE: X-post from Bathrooms....GFCI on all?

If wired appropriately you can get by with one. Hopefully, the electrician before you canned him for his excessive prices and knowledge, has complied with the code for circuit sizing and not placing other unpermitted outlets on the circuit.

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