Adding an outside GFCI receptacle


Old 10-09-05, 04:34 AM
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Adding an outside GFCI receptacle

Hello to everyone and thanks for your time. Ok I want to add an outlet to the outside of my house with Halloween and Xmas right around the corner. We've only been in the house a little over a year and no outside outlets. My question is if I can tap into an existing interior outlet or does this exterior outlet need its own circuit?
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Old 10-09-05, 05:49 AM
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It depends on the circuit the interior receptacle is on. You can't tap into a laundry, kitchen, dining room or bath circuit. You can tap most others, but might not want to depending on what's on those other circuits.
Old 10-09-05, 10:07 AM
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You likely want the outside outlet on its own circuit, for your holiday lights and things, block heaters, yard equipment, RVs and the like.

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