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Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

I am installing 3 new outlets in my basement. There is no extra breaker spot available in my box. Can I splice into an existing…

Electrical Power Source for Basement Outlets
Background: Matt, a Homeowner from Ypsilanti, MI

Question: I am installing 3 new outlets in my basement. There is no extra breaker spot available in my box. Can I splice into an existing GFI line that runs to my garage and has nothing pulling power from it?

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Matt. Yes this can be done, however you may be able to install a tandem or twin circuit breaker in place of a full size circuit breaker, depending on the brand of your electrical panel.

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