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    how many receptals can run on a single GFCI

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    I think context is important here. For a residential setting any number is acceptable as outlets are assumed to have no load.

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      NEC states 10 receptacles on a 15amp circuit and 12 on a 20amp circuit. I generally install no more than 5 receptacles downstream from a GFCI receptacle, although in theory there is no limit as to how many can be protected downstream. Now if this is in a kitchen, serving above counter receptacles, that's a whole 'nother story.

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      • #4
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        Actually if you read the paperwork that comes with GFCI's, most do have a limit as to how many they will control. In theory, yes, you can run as many as you want through them, but in practice, the warranty is only good for so many. If something should happen, and lawsuits come in to place, then you have a bigger problem.

        Jeff

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by killavolt View Post
          NEC states 10 receptacles on a 15amp circuit and 12 on a 20amp circuit. I generally install no more than 5 receptacles downstream from a GFCI receptacle, although in theory there is no limit as to how many can be protected downstream. Now if this is in a kitchen, serving above counter receptacles, that's a whole 'nother story.
          Do you have a code section for that?
          Other than kitchens and baths, the number is unlimited in residental, unless covered by local codes.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by jbfan View Post
            Do you have a code section for that?
            Other than kitchens and baths, the number is unlimited in residental, unless covered by local codes.
            Sorry, that was a code ammendment by the state of Connecticut from the requirements for commercial/industrial buildings and it's 8 on 15A and 10 on 20A circuits.

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