GFCI in series or parallel?

Old 08-22-01, 08:39 AM
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I am wiring a new house and have been picking up tips here. It seems like a lot of people have trouble tracking down GFCI problems when they short something out because they cant find the duplex that tripped that was protecting the rest of the branch. i was wondering if it might be better to pigtail out all of my GFCI receptacles so that each one only protects itself. I realize there will be additional cost of outlets (GFCI over regular) but when one trips all the rest wouldn't. Or would that surge trigger others? Enlighten me...
Old 08-22-01, 12:22 PM
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What you say would work fine, and some people do it that way. But once you understand GFCI, it's not hard to find the GFCI (unless perhaps you have a 50,000 square foot house). I know where all mine are, and I'm sure you know where all of yours are too. So there's no real reason to go to the expense of separate GFCI receptacles.

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