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Old 04-10-01, 10:45 PM
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I'm planning on diy'er another circuit in the garage with a receptacle and a switch controlling two outdoor receptacles. Inside the garage will be a receptacle for general purpose use (lighting, electrical weedeater or air blower for occasional yard work) and the switch. This switch turns on/off the outside plugs. The other two receptacles will be located outdoor underneath the eaves (for two motion detection sensors or holiday lights). My questions: a) How much of a circuit breaker(10/15/20A)? b) Since the wires will be underneath the eaves, what type(bx cable,conduit,insulated indoor wire) and gauge? c) Does it need to be gfci'd? What is acceptable? Your advice will be appreciated.
 
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Old 04-11-01, 03:57 AM
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15A for 14-2, 20A for 12-2, outside receptacles on a GFI, no exposed RX on eaves ( exposed to the elements) unless you use UF wire, and/or conduit

 
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Old 04-12-01, 07:23 PM
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Question gfci wiring

Thanks wirenut! Since gfci is not grounded, so the ground wire coming from the breaker is connected to the switch and receptacles?
 
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Old 04-13-01, 04:26 AM
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ground everything you can, if no "bare" conductor, introduce one from your panel.
 
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Old 04-13-01, 07:34 AM
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Jun54e,

What do you mean by, "Since gfci is not grounded." If you have a ground wire, why wouldn't the GFCI be grounded? Do you have some confusion about GFCI?
 
 

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