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    I needed to run power to a koi pond in yard at least 2 gfi outlets , can gfi 2 gfi oulets be run on one line ,one after the other or do each of them need their own power line. if they need their own line and breaker .

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    Re: gfi question

    Originally posted by mailman62 View Post
    I needed to run power to a koi pond in yard at least 2 gfi outlets , can gfi 2 gfi oulets be run on one line ,one after the other or do each of them need their own power line. if they need their own line and breaker .
    Not really enough information for a complete answer, but there isn't any reason that you can't have two outlets piggybacked off of a single line as long a single line is sufficient to meet the power demands of whatever you are doing.

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      Re: gfi question

      You only need one GFCI receptacle or one GFCI breaker. If you have a GFCI receptacle, you feed it first and then feed a regular receptacle or receptacles off the load side of the first GFCI.
      This is for one circuit. If you have two circuits, then you would need two GFCI receptacles
      You can add numerous regular receptacles to the load side of one GFCI receptacle, while protecting all that is added. It is a waste of money and no more safe to put two GFCI receptacles on one circuit or (Line) as you call it.

      The GFCI breaker protects the branch circuit (The Line) and the loads (receptacles and whats plugged into the receptacles) connected. This is the safest but the most expensive option.
      Licensed Electrician

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