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    Default GFCI installation

    I am going to install a GFCI on several outlets in the (3) bathrooms and kitchen. Would it be better to install a circuit breakers in my panel that has a GFCI? That would cover all the outlets on those circuits.

    Is this a better alternative?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    I would say it is a matter of convenience. Do you want to have to run naked from a bathroom to the panel in the basement to reset?
    Jack
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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    Hard to follow up Jack's post.
    But --- or is it butt --- generally GFCI breakers are considerably more expensive than GFCI receptacles.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    I would say it is a matter of convenience. Do you want to have to run naked from a bathroom to the panel in the basement to reset?
    Jack
    If leeteam's panel is anything like mine, it faces the street. I'm thinking the neighbors might complain about a streaker in the neighborhood.

    GFI outlets are definitely cheaper than breakers and you can control how many outlets are protected by where in the circuit they are installed and how they're wired.
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    Personally i would use a GFCI receptacle rather than breaker. When it trips you can reset it more easily, it's about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of a breaker, and it will protect all devices 'down stream' from it just as a breaker would.

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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    I prefer the GFCI outlet over the GFCI circuit breaker. It's easier to reset at the source rather than going to the circuit breaker to reset it. Also, depending on how it's gonna be wired, you might not want to have several outlets wired to the same GFCI.

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    Default Re: GFCI installation

    When it says dedeated circuit that means that should be the only thing on the circuit and seeing it wants one rated at 15 amps the motor is probally drawing 12 amps at start up so i would run the extra cicuit the gfi is to protect you from electric shock in the tub if something where to fail in the pump system.

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