Better Solution (GFI receptacle or breaker)

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Old 09-30-08, 03:17 PM
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Better Solution (GFI receptacle or breaker)

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I am trying to sell a house and the previous owner(before my wife bought it) replaced two prong receptacles with three prong receptacles and being a 50-60 year old house, there is no ground in the box. I understand from this forum that it is code to insert a GFI receptacle as the first outlet on the circuit and label the other outlets as No equipment ground and GFI protected. Is the better solution to add a GFI receptacle or replace the breaker at the panel with a GFI breaker?

Kevin
 
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Old 09-30-08, 03:47 PM
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GFCI breaker: more expensive, may not be available for your panel, no trial-and-error labor required to find first outlet.

GFCI receptacle: cheaper, compatible with all breaker/fuse panels, can be tedious to find correct location for each circuit.

Protection is the same with either method. All outlets should have stickers attached which read "NO EQUIPMENT GROUND" and "GFCI PROTECTED OUTLET".
 
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Old 10-01-08, 07:14 AM
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Would everything be up to code if I replaced the three-prong outlets with two-prong outlets since I only have two wires coming to the box?

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Yes that would satisfy the code requirement.
 
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