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# How many outlets can be one 1 GFI?

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 Question by Chuck H. Conley Submitted on 10/14/2003 Related FAQ: Electrical Wiring FAQ (Part 1 of 2) Rating: Rate this question: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great How many outlets can be one 1 GFI?

 Answer by SHAUN31 Submitted on 11/20/2003 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great YOU CAN USUALLY HAVE NOT MUCH MORE THAN 12 OUTLETS ON A 20 AMP  CIRCUIT BREAKER. YOU ONLY NEED ONE GFCI OUTLET AND WIRE THE REST SO THEY ARE CONTINUOUS WITH THAT PARTICULAR ONE . KEEP THEM ALL ON ONE CIRCUIT BREAKER. BUT YOU WOULD PROBABLY NOT BE NEEDING THAT MANY FOR A BATHROOM OR GARAGE(IF DIRT FLOOR) OR KITCHEN. USUALLY ONE ON FRONT WALL BY BATHROOM MIRROR AND ONE ON REAR WALL .  DON'T  PUT ANY WITHIN REACHING DISTANCE FROM A BATHTUB.

 Answer by highwood Submitted on 6/21/2004 Rating: Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great the 12 outlets, it depends on what the circuit is drawing out of the receptacles, code state 85 % of the amps, per circuit. depending on the size wire, number 14, or 12. 14=15 Amps, and 12= 20 Amps per circuit.

 Answer by jerry Submitted on 6/19/2005 Rating: Not yet rated Rate this answer: N/A Worst Weak OK Good Great you can get by with 3 outlets per circuit breaker at 15 amp, its not really the wise thing to double the wiring for one circuit breaker though, many older homes are like that

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