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#76643 - 03/04/01 09:22 PM GFI circuit question
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On a house, I am installing a new receptable and 2 new lights outdoors. The receptacle will be tapped from a GFI receptacle from the basement of the house. Is it OK to wire the 2 outdoor lights on this same GFI circuit?

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#76644 - 03/05/01 04:04 AM Re: GFI circuit question
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Lights on a GFI can be a little tricky. This usually is only required where the light is listed for installation from a GFI, as in a shower recessed light.

I am stating this assuming you would supply your outdoor lights from the "load" rather than "line" side of said GFI.

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#76645 - 03/05/01 06:47 AM Re: GFI circuit question
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Definitely coming from the load side of a receptacle 2 or 3 up the chain. Why is it tricky? The lights seem to work OK.

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#76646 - 03/19/01 10:14 AM Re: GFI circuit question
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Mr Gnu.

Call a licensed electrician. Your questions are all over these boards. You say you were a helper for six years. After 6 months I could answer all of the questions you've asked. Call a licensed electrician before you burn someones house down.

Nothing personal but this isn't a hobby.
CALL A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN.

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On a house, I am installing a new receptable and 2 new lights outdoors. The receptacle will be tapped from a GFI receptacle from the basement of the house. Is it OK to wire the 2 outdoor lights on this same GFI circuit?

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#76647 - 03/19/01 05:22 PM Re: GFI circuit question
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When I was a journeyman in Wisconsin, I got a job working for an industrial outfit even though my experience was limited to residential. Jason, a 5th year apprentice, could run circles around me bending IMC and Rigid, and wiring motor controls, but when he was called upon to wire a three-way switch, he had to ask me how...! Which put things in perspective for me.

Any decent residential apprentice can wire a 3-way switch, but may know nothing of industrial work...

Any decent industrial apprentice can bend conduit, but may know nothing of residential work...

My hat is of to you GaryGnu, for not being afraid to ask.


Mr. electrician02125

The only problem I've had with having lights on GFCI is occasional nuisance tripping. Could you please enlighten us as to the hazards of this? Today, I installed a recessed light for a shower which was to be on a GFCI protection as per manufacturers instructions... perhaps Nutone would be interested in hearing your theories of these hazards...



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