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How to Rewire a Problem GFCI Outlet Circuit
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Methods for Rewiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit: GFCI outlets may be wired so they only provide protection for one outlet or several outlets.
GFI Outlet Wiring
This electrical wiring question came from: Denny, from Rowlett, Texas.
Dave The Electrician’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Denny.
Methods for Rewiring a GFCI Outlet Circuit
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 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.
- The electrical wiring for a GFI outlet circuit may be rewired to prevent problem tripping once you understand the method of the circuit wiring as described in the links below.
- GFCI outlets may be wired so they only provide protection for one outlet or several outlets.
- The correct wiring adjustments may be made once the LINE or power source has been identified then the proper LINE and LOAD wiring configurations mat be made.
When rewiring any ground fault protected devices it is important to maintain GFCI protection at the required locations.
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