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Wiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit

How to Instal 15 amp GFCI Outlet Wiring: Understanding Electrical Circuit Wiring for Outlets Protected by GFCI.

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Electrical Question: I am running a line of GFCI outlets from a 15 amp breaker in the panel box.
Is it important that I use a 15 amp GFCI outlet or could I use a 20 amp?

This electrical question came from: Brad, a Contractor from Ridgway, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:

Thanks for your electrical Wiring question Brad.

15 Amp GFCI Outlets

Application: Wiring GFCI Outlets.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best if wired by a Licensed Electrical Contractor.
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 GFI outlets that will be added.
Precaution: Identify the GFI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the outlet wiring.
Notice: Installing additional GFCI Outlet Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical GFCI Codes with a permit and be inspected.

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  1. Scott says:

    Can I wire an outdoor patio ceiling fan from the outdoor GFCI receptacle using 12-2 romex wire; and just use the chain to turn the fan on or off. Or would it be easier to run the 12/2 wire into the attic and wire somewhere else.

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