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Can two gfci share the same neutral #215472
05/15/15 09:32 AM
05/15/15 09:32 AM
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frank  Offline OP
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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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Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank] #215473
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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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Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank] #215474
05/15/15 04:07 PM
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frank  Offline OP
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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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Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank] #215478
05/15/15 10:45 PM
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Correct, fine on the line side, guaranteed trip on the load side.
Joe

Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank] #215492
05/18/15 01:22 PM
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brsele  Offline
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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.

Bruce

Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: frank] #215785
07/18/15 03:18 PM
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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

Re: Can two gfci share the same neutral [Re: Shertok] #215789
07/18/15 05:32 PM
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twh  Offline
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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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