Wiring a 15A 120V GFCI outlet in existing circuit ?


Old 09-16-15, 03:11 PM
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Wiring a 15A 120V GFCI outlet in existing circuit ?

I have a 20A double pole breaker circuit with 12-2 wire ..(total 3 wires including ground) .and currently only one unit is connected to end of this circuit which is fan baseboard heater.

I want to add an GFCI outlet which is 15A 120V

How do I wire this new outlet in to this circuit?

I will put this new outlet in to metal box with weather protection cover as its on exterior wall.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-16-15, 03:15 PM
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It is not possible to add a GFCI receptacle to the baseboard heat circuit as they are different voltages.
Old 09-16-15, 03:16 PM
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Your current breaker is a two pole breaker supplying 240v to the fan/heater. You can't connect a 120v receptacle into that circuit. You'd need to run a new 120v circuit for your outdoor receptacle.

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