How To Provide GFCI Protection For An Older Kitchen?
By Dave Rongey - Summary:|
Can I still wire the GFI into such an arrangement or can I put a GFI breaker on my service panel?
Electrical Question from Tom about GFCI Wiring
Background: Tom, a Homeowner from Montoursville, PA
Thanks for your electrical question Tom. GFCI protection can be provided by installing a GFCI Circuit Breaker at the electrical panel or by installing a GFCI Outlet at the proper location(s) in the kitchen. The location could be discovered by using a voltage tester, I would advise hiring an electrician to have it done right. Having the convenience of being able to reset a tripped GFCI outlet in the home without going outside to the electrical panel is great, however identifying the circuit and installing a GFCI Circuit Breaker would be less expensive. It’s up to you.
The Following links will assist you with your electrical question:
For more information about GFCI Wiring
GFCI Outlet Wiring
This link is helpful as a Homeowner
Make sure not to miss these Resources for: How-To-Videos
Be Careful and Be Safe – Never Work on Energized Circuits!
For Best Results Consult a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
Locate An Electrical Contractor in Your Area