GFCI in basement - switched outlets

Reply

  #1  
Old 07-17-13, 03:44 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 6
GFCI in basement - switched outlets

Hi, I just installed several outlets in the basement. The wire first runs to a switch, then to a GFCI outlet, then to 6 more outlets. I added GFCI protection since it's an unfinished basement. However, now I realize that being on a switch, it will reset the GFCI every time the switch is turned off, so I need to fix this.

Can I run the wire from the breaker right to the GFCI first, then to the switch, then to the other outlets? If I do this, will the other outlets be GFCI-protected, and is there anything special I need to know to wire the switch? I'm using 12/2 w/ground wire on a 20 amp circuit.

Thanks,
Ross
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 07-17-13, 08:01 AM
CasualJoe's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 9,221
Can I run the wire from the breaker right to the GFCI first, then to the switch, then to the other outlets? If I do this, will the other outlets be GFCI-protected, and is there anything special I need to know to wire the switch? I'm using 12/2 w/ground wire on a 20 amp circuit.
Yes, you can do it that way. Just be sure to observe the LINE and LOAD markings at the terminals and the rest of the circuit, including normal 15 amp duplex receptacles, will be GFCI protected. The switch wiring will remain the same, switch just the black wires and not the neutral.
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes
'