GFI under sink?

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Old 02-25-00, 12:49 PM
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hi,
we just purchased an older home and there is a standard 3-prong socket under the sink which supplies power to the disposer and D/W. My question is: Should there be a GFI outlet there? (there is a GFI above the sink in combination with the switches, but i don't yet know if they are run parallel.)
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royce
 
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Old 02-26-00, 01:18 AM
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Should have gfci outlets in kitchen and baths. Trip the existing gfci outlet off, and see if your disposal still works. If it does, then they are probably on separate circuits (dishwashers are supposed to be on separate circuits). A gfci outlet as the first outlet on a circuit makes all else past it subject to gfci, even if the other outlets are not gfci-types. Hope this helps. If you need pro advice, ask Sprky. Good Luck!
 
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Old 02-26-00, 01:32 AM
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Also check your panel. Circuit may have gfci breaker, which accomplishes same thing.As mentioned, kitchens and baths (and outdoor receptacles) are all supposed to be gfci.
 
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Old 02-27-00, 01:53 PM
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hello rbk25,
chanses r that this outlet under the sink is on its own circuit(normal wireing for a dishwasher and disposer). according to the code this outlet doesnt have 2 be gfci since it is below the sink. hope this answered your ?
 
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Old 02-28-00, 04:49 AM
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thanks for the great replies!
 
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