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Old 03-29-00, 06:27 AM
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I am working on the wiring in my new garage. I have a circuit that contains (from start to end) a GFI outlet then 3 other outlets. They all worked fine. As an after thought I decided to add 2 lights in the attic. I spliced them in at the last outlet in the circuit. Now the lights and the 3 nonGFI outlets do not work. Any suggestions as to what went wrong? Thanks.
 
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Old 03-29-00, 06:52 AM
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If you wired the gfci with incoming (from panel)hot(black) to "line" and the outgoing "load" hot(black) to other outlets and lights, all past gfci are subject to gfci. Try pushing test/reset button on gfci to see if they won't all work. If you pigtailed from incoming hot line to gfci and pigtailed from "load" side to other outlets/lights, then just gfci should be gfci. Check it out. Good Luck!
 
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Old 03-29-00, 10:51 PM
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The Old Guy explained the solution to your problem, but I would suggest putting the lights on a different circuit from the outlets. Bad enough to trip a breaker by accidentally overloading or shorting out the outlet circuit, but do you really want to be left in the dark when this happens?
 
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Old 03-30-00, 07:36 PM
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hello jrs1,
lefty has a valid point there, i never wire lights on a gfi circuit unless called for by the code for this verry reasion, and lighting in attics is not required to be gfci pritected.
 
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