How to install GFCI in bath with 2 wire circuit?


Old 10-30-10, 06:24 PM
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How to install GFCI in bath with 2 wire circuit?

My daughter bought an old house in Atlanta and it has the old 2 prong outlets. Is there a way to install a GFCI in the bathrooms?
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Old 10-30-10, 07:26 PM
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If there is enough room in the box for the GFI this is easy. Remove power and remove the old receptacle. If downstream GFI protection is not needed you only need to use the LINE terminals. Restore power and install "No Equipment Ground" stickers.

If there is not enough room in the box the other option is a GFI breaker at the panel.

A ground is not needed for the GFI to operate properly.
Old 10-30-10, 08:56 PM
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Sounds like Virginia Highlands or Little 5 Points. Atlanta sure has a bunch of the older homes that are being refurbished, and turned into really nice neighborhoods.
As Jim said, your only problem may be the size of the original metal box not being able to handle the size of the GFCI.

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