Electrical Wiring in the Home/Ground Trip Receptacle


wire guy wrote at 2012-11-24 14:54:19
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs) or Ground Trip Receptacles (GTRs) typically serve more than one receptacle.

Only the first receptacle in the protected circuit is a GFCI. The 'load' side of that interrupter leads to additional 'normal' outlets.

To reset the series of receptacles, you need to locate the first one in line. That is, the one that is, in fact, a GFCI, and reset it.

It should not be hidden - rather it will simply be one of the other outlets.

All outlets near a sink, in a garage or outside a house must be protected so the one you are looking for is in one of those locations...but not hidden.

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