Go Back  DoItYourself.com Community Forums > Electrical, AC & DC. Electronic Equipment and Computers > Electrical - AC & DC
Reload this Page >

Bringing Kitchen Receptacles Up to Code - GFCI in Middle of Circuit

Bringing Kitchen Receptacles Up to Code - GFCI in Middle of Circuit

Reply

  #1  
Old 03-31-18, 07:28 AM
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 242
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Bringing Kitchen Receptacles Up to Code - GFCI in Middle of Circuit

I do not have any GFCI receptacles in my kitchen. From what I can see, all the wiring is original from 1986. I noticed that one of the kitchen circuits also powers some of the living room receptacles. I assume that wasn't a code violation at the time. I believe that my kitchen is in the middle of the circuit. Is it possible to put the GFCI there and protect the downstream kitchen receptacles? Is it okay for the GFCI not to be at the beginning (ie. the living room)?
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 03-31-18, 07:37 AM
Member
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: USA
Posts: 170
Received 2 Votes on 2 Posts
Yes and yes. Simply replace the first outlet where electricity comes into the kitchen area with a GFCI outlet and wire it so the other downstream outlets are protected by that same GFCI outlet.
 
  #3  
Old 03-31-18, 12:47 PM
pcboss's Avatar
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Maryland
Posts: 14,955
Received 33 Votes on 28 Posts
The mixed living room and kitchen receptacle circuit was not to code in the 80s.
 
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
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: