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#215472 - 05/15/15 06:32 AM Can two gfci share the same neutral
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Can a three wire split reptical be rewired for two GFCI recepticals.Will there be an issue since they share the same neutral.I dont typicaly do this kind work but belive the GFI's only care about down stream faults.The FPE DPST 15a GFCI bolt on breakers were just quoted at $460 each so we wont go there.Im getting differing opinions.

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#215473 - 05/15/15 07:38 AM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank]
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IMHO, if you terminate on the 'line side' of the GFI device there will be no issues.
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#215474 - 05/15/15 01:07 PM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank]
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I didnt think so either following the logic that multipul GFCI recepticals everywhere go back to the panel on the same neutral anyway.The only diffence here is the proximity of the connection to the point of use.
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Edited by frank (05/15/15 01:08 PM)

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#215478 - 05/15/15 07:45 PM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank]
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Correct, fine on the line side, guaranteed trip on the load side.
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#215492 - 05/18/15 10:22 AM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank]
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Check with your inspector if he'll allow two 15A GFCI receptacles. I'm assuming that this is for a kitchen.

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#215785 - 07/18/15 12:18 PM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank]
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Here is the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority)rules on changing from a split to a GFCI.This is for Ontario only. ESA Flash 14-02-FL PDF

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#215789 - 07/18/15 02:32 PM Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: Shertok]
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Originally Posted By: Shertok
Here is the ESA (Electrical Safety Authority)rules on changing from a split to a GFCI.This is for Ontario only. ESA Flash 14-02-FL PDF
What a great idea! Two 15 amp circuits are, after all, better than one 20 amp circuit. Unfortunately, all the reasonable people are in one province.

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