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GFIC circuits #90173
11/01/04 03:02 PM
11/01/04 03:02 PM
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Bert66  Offline OP
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Belle Chasse, La. USA
I cannot find anything in the code book that would answer the question if it is acceptable to put a GFIC receptical on an outer wall of a resident from a branch circuit within the house. The house is under construction. I guest in short, should this be on a circuit on it's own? It just seems wasteful when I have a circuit that isn't loaded that would support another receptical, that I would need to run another homerun for this.

I also heard the saying "whats in the bathroom, stay's in the bathroom". I take this as not being able to feed a GFIC receptical on an outer wall from this circuit.

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Re: GFIC circuits #90174
11/01/04 03:58 PM
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mountainman  Offline
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As long, as you stated the circuit does not feed bathrooms or kitchen counter receptacles. You can add the receptacle to other circuits.

Re: GFIC circuits #90175
11/01/04 09:03 PM
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Electric Ian  Offline
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Do not tap off 20 Amp small appliance circuits that serve the kitchen, pantry, breakfast room, dining room, or similar area

210.52(B)(2) No Other Outlets. The two or more small-appliance branch circuits specified in 210.52(B)(1) shall have no
other outlets.

Re: GFIC circuits #90176
11/01/04 09:18 PM
11/01/04 09:18 PM
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Brick, NJ USA
Bert66:
Keep in mind the NEC is NOT a design manual.
Yes, you may tap a exterior GFI from a general purpose circuit.

Now, as to a 'direct' line....what does the job spec say??? some EE/PE/Arch spec a 20 amp circuit for the exterior GFI.

John


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Re: GFIC circuits #90177
11/03/04 11:27 AM
11/03/04 11:27 AM
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Bert66  Offline OP
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The prints didn't dictate a dedicated circuit fro the GFI's on the outer walls.


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