I won't ask why or debate it with you..
If you want two GFI in the same box on the same circuit that are independent
of each other you feed the second one from the input side of the first one.
There are four holes there for wire. I did not say line or load because I
always have to look at the instructions as I don't do one of these but every
If you want it so that the first one also kills the second one when tripped
you will use both the load and line terminals on the first one and only the
input terminals on the second one.
Always test your gfi installs to make sure they are working properly when
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Connect power in to the LINE side of both receptacles. The usually
allow 2 wires per terminal on the new ones so you can jumper them
I agree with the others who say you really only need one GFCI and feed
the regular outlet from the Load side
Sounds to me like you want line to line and dont connect the load side
to anything. That is the way my outdoor outlets are connected NOW.
Before they were daisy chained through each other and it caused me a
bit of grief.
Makes perfect sense, they're side by side and you want them to look alike.
Use a deep box as they take a lot of space, and wire them as gfretwell
describes, although I prefer to pigtail the wiring under a wire nut rather
than having two conductors per clamp.
providing that there are only one circuit of wires from the panel that
ends in the outlet box, and no other wires leaving the outlet box:
with the power off and one hand in your pocket and the other handing a
check to your electrician, watch as he will probably feed each GFCI
device the LINE from the CIRCUIT BREAKER panel. do not send the LOADs
anywhere. see also:
If you're wiring two devices in a single box from the same feed
- and at least one uses wrap-around screw terminals
- and you have sufficient wire available (about 12 inches)
you can strip about an inch of insulation (leaving the copper intact)
halfway down the length of the wire and wrap the copper around the
terminal of the first device, then connect the second device
conventionally from the end of the wire. This scheme is commonly used
with wires in conduit and daisy-chained devices. The wire is run
through the box without being cut. just leave a sufficient loop to
connect to the device.
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