I'm working on our master bath, wife wanted a second duplex outlet near
the vanity. OK, a PITA but no problem.
My plan was to daisy chain off the existing GFI outlet, running romex from
it to the desired location. Problem is, the existing outlet has two romex
cables coming into it...one is standard 12/2 (plus ground) - call it "A" -
which is attached to one side of the outlet. The other is 12/4 romex
(with two ground wires), call it "B". One pair of black & white "B" wires
go to the side of the duplex opposite "A"; they then are pigtailed to the
second pair of black & white "B" wires.
I'm guessing that romex "A" is what is feeding the existing outlet and
that the "B" wires go somewhere - I know not where - to feed whatever.
If I want the potential duplex to be GFI, I need to feed it from the
outgoing side of the existing outlet, correct? And how can I tell for
sure which romex - "A" or "B" is feeding the existing outlet?
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