replacing an old 2 slot receptacle with a GFCI


Old 09-23-19, 10:40 AM
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replacing an old 2 slot receptacle with a GFCI

Thank you in advance to anyone who can help. I am replacing an old style 2 slot receptacle with a GFCI to eliminate the need for a 3 prong adapter. The outlet is ungrounded. My question is, if I place the GFCI in the first box on the circuit can I wire standard 3 prong outlets downstream using the load side of the GFCI or must each outlet that I wish to change have its own GFCI? Thanks again.
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Old 09-23-19, 11:36 AM
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You can use the LOAD side. The downstream receptacles should be labelled 'GFCI protected, no ground". I believe these stickers come with the GFCI.
Old 09-23-19, 12:11 PM
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I believe these stickers come with the GFCI.

A few labels come with a GFCI receptacle, but usually not nearly enough. I don't believe there is a company that prints and sells these labels commercially so if you need more labels you'll need to make your own. I have thought for many years that this would be a good item for a company like Gardner Bender or Ideal to add to their product list. Most box stores sell the label makers too.

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