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nhfd155

05:51PM | 08/07/05
Member Since: 08/06/05
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I have a GFIC question. For some reson beyond my understanding, when my house was built, there were no outlets placed in the kitchen backspash at all. So that means, no coffee pots, toasters, can openers, etc. I have no idea how the previous owner lived like this. I sure can't. I want to install roughly 8 outlets in this space. Since it's near the sink, obviously I need GFIC's. Is it true that if all are on the same circuit, and one GFIC is installed with the other 7 regular outlets the whole circit is protected? I was told it was, and that 1 GFIC is enough and if outlet was to see a ground fault, the one GFIC outlet would trip. Or do I need to install all 8 as GFIC's? Please advise.

househelper

06:02PM | 08/07/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
You can install one gfci receptacle then feed multiple receptacles from the load side of the GFCI and all will be protected. You must, however, for the kitchen countertop, have at least two circuits available (small appliance circuits) to be code compliant. That means at least two gfci receptacles and as many standard receptacles from each as you wish.

jackofallmasterof1

08:22AM | 08/09/05
Member Since: 08/03/05
20 lifetime posts
BE SURE TO "LOOP" YOUR WIRE FROM ONE RECEP TO THE NEXT IN A DAISY CHAIN FASHION SO YOU CAN PROTECT THE OTHERS. It may be difficult if there is blocking in the wall for the cabinets


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