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Kitchen GFCI Wiring

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Wiring a Kitchen GFCI Outlet – The LINE and LOAD areas of the GFCI Outlet refer to the wires coming from the power source, and the LOAD area refers to wiring that may branch out to other outlets that may be protected by the GFCI outlet.

How a Kitchen GFCI Outlet is Wired

Electrical Question: I want to install a GFCI switch in kitchen. Currently I have a 14-3 wire coming to the outlet. The instructions for the GFCI says if there are more than 2 wires not including the ground, to contact an electrician for installation instructions. There are three wires plus the ground coming in. Thank you for any information you can give me.

This electrical question came from: Allan, a Handyman from St. Thomas, Canada.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Allan.

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