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Old 01-01-03, 07:12 AM
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I want to install a 4-outlet GFCI in my garage where there is now only an old 2-outlet (no ground). I have read how to change to a GFCI, but is it okay to put 4-outlet one there instead and do I need to know anything different about installing it?? Thanks in advance, Tim
 
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Old 01-01-03, 09:43 AM
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Other than needing a larger box to insert the two duplex recepts, its pretty standard. Follow the wiring directions that come with the GFCI.
 
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When you talking about adding a device you can put them togethter provided the box your putting them in is large enough, and the circuit itself can handle the extra loads. If you just connecting the new device of the exiting one then you really don't need a GFCI if you come of the load terminals on the origional they are marked that way any receptacles downstream of the first receptacle is now GFCI protected. If you wish them to both be GFCI in order to match or something then use pigtails in the box so each gets their feed from one point. This method is good but requires more space in the boxes so you have to take into account what your dealling with. What is the size of the box you have? What is the size of the wire? Is there anything else in the box? All these things must be taken into account.
 
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