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Electrical Question from David about GFCI Wiring


Question: The kitchen counter (3 outlets) does not have GFCI protection at this time. I just determined that each of the outlets has 2 circuits, one to the top outlets and the other to the bottom outlets.

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Electrical Question from David about GFCI Wiring

Received from David a Handyman in Jenison, Michigan.

Question:
The kitchen counter (3 outlets) does not have GFCI protection at this time.
I just determined that each of the outlets has 2 circuits, one to the top outlets and the other to the bottom outlets.
A standard GFCI outlet can not be installed because of the 2 circuits to each receptacle outlet.
What should I do to get GFCI protection at these outlets?

Thank you for your help.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.

GFCI Circuit Protection

David, the solution would be to have a GFCI circuit breaker installed for each of these circuits in the panel serving the kitchen countertop outlets.

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