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Old 11-09-06, 05:27 PM
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Cool GFCI Rules...

OK, I was in debate about GFCI's being tied together. Is it mandatory for bathroom GFCI's to be tied together? Couldn't one just have a GFCI in each bathroom? Also, in the event that they are tied together, doesn't one outlet have to be a GFCI and the other be a standard plug to operate?

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Old 11-09-06, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Big Dan
OK,
Is it mandatory for bathroom GFCI's to be tied together? NO. Some exceptions and other scenarios apply.

Couldn't one just have a GFCI in each bathroom? YES

Also, in the event that they are tied together, doesn't one outlet have to be a GFCI and the other be a standard plug to operate?
YES If the outlet is down circuit from the GFCI

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Any time GFCI protection is needed on more than one receptacle, you can do it three ways. 1. GFCI breaker. 2. One GFCI receptacle protecting all or part of the receptacles. 3. A GFCI receptacle at each location.

Bathrooms receptacles have two options.
1. All receptacles only in any or all bathrooms can be on the same 20 amp circuit. Nothing other than receptacles in bathrooms is allowed on this circuit.
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2. Receptacles in a bathroom can be on the same 20 amp circuit with lights and other devices in the same bathroom. The circuit can not leave the bathroom.
 
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In the USA. A bathroom must have a dedicated 20A gfci rec.
This ckt can extend to other bathroom Recpticales ONLY!

You can also run a 20A to the bathroom rec (GFCI protected) and run the lights, But now this ckt CANNOT leave the bathroom.

Check the building code aswell.
In MA we must have 1 light non-GFCI. So as to have light if the GFCI trips.

Many don't realize how influential the building code is to the NEC. They go hand in hand. Get a copy of both, Or you could loose your shirt.
 
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