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Wiring Diagrams for GFI Outlets


Wiring Connections for GFI Outlets: Line and Load Connections for Wiring GFI Outlets.

Wiring GFI Outlets

Electrical Question#1 I have power to outlets which are now GFI Outlets, and I have power to them when I have reset and checked the breakers.

This electrical question came from: Eric, a Handyman from Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Electrical Question #2

This electrical wiring question came from Matt, in Tampa, Florida.

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

Wiring Connections for GFI Outlets

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Application: Wiring GFI Outlets.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate.
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 bathroom GFI outlet circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Installing additional GFCI Outlet Wiring should be done according to local and national electrical GFCI Codes with a permit and be inspected.

Line and Load Connections when Wiring GFI Outlets

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EXAMPLE of the Line and Load side of a GFCI Receptacle

NOTE: GFI Outlets Will Not Reset if the Wiring Is Incorrect.

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