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How to Rewire a Problem GFCI Outlet Circuit

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How Can I Rewire an Outlet Circuit where Multiple Outlets will be Protected by more than one GFCI? GFCI Protection for One or More Outlets, GFCI Wiring Diagrams.

Wiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit

Electrical Question: How should I rewire an outlet circuit where multiple outlets will be protected by more than one GFCI?

This electrical wiring question came from: Denny, from Rowlett, Texas.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Denny.

Methods for Rewiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit

Application: Rewiring a GFCI Outlet.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the number of outlets that will be replaced.
Precaution: Identify the GFCI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional GFCI Circuit wiring should be done according to local and national electrical codes with a permit and be inspected.

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When rewiring any ground fault protected devices it is important to maintain GFCI protection at the required locations.

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