Single GFCI to 2 GFCIs

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Old 04-09-16, 08:25 PM
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Single GFCI to 2 GFCIs

Hi Experts,

I have a single GFCI in my unfinished basement that's protecting the outdoor amp post as well as the outlets in the master bath.

I want to rewire such that the existing gfci controls only the exterior lamp post and a new gfci protects the outlets upstairs.

I understand the basics of a gfci outlet. Could someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 04-09-16, 08:54 PM
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Do you know the point where the upstairs receptacles join that GFI circuit ?

You'd need to removed the upstairs bathroom from the load side of the GFI to the line side.
Technically the upstairs bathroom should be on its own circuit.
 
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Old 04-10-16, 06:37 PM
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Yes I do. So I just remove the load side and reconnect it to the line side right?

And then I can replace the existing receptacle with Gfci in the bathroom?
 
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Old 04-10-16, 07:10 PM
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So I just remove the load side and reconnect it to the line side right?
That is correct.
And then I can replace the existing receptacle with Gfci in the bathroom?
That is correct. It as earlier stated doesn't meet current code but you are grandfathered so it should be fine.

You have not mentioned source of your bathroom light but most recommend it not be on the load side of the GFCI so you don't loose the light if the GFCI tripped.
 
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Old 04-11-16, 09:44 AM
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Thanks much folks. That really helps

The bathroom lights are on a different circuit.
 
 

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