Building Code and Building Construction - Questions and Answers
Or when you want to know how construction is supposed to be done.

|
AskCodeMan.com
|
The following Codemen are available to answer your questions:
All Codes and Standards - Jerry Peck, Codeman


Q&A Board links
  • REGISTER

  • FAQ

  • LOGIN

  • Q&A BOARD INDEX

  • View New Questions

  • View Unanswered Questions

  • View Active Questions/Answers

  • Mark Questions as read

  • View Your Questions

  • Go To Your User Control Panel




  • Links to:
  • Construction Litigation Consultants


  • Florida Building Commission

  • Florida Building Codes Online


  • International Code Council

  • ICC Codes Free Online


  • Building Officials and Administrators of Florida




  • Product Approvals
  • Florida Product Approval

  • ICC Evaluation Reports Search

  • Miami-Dade NOA Search




  • Inspector and Contractor License Search
  • Search Florida Licenses




  • Technical links
  • Technical Information page


























































  • Contact Codeman



  • Custom Search

    2 gfis 1 circuit

    2 gfis 1 circuit

    New postby Marc M on Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:53 am

    Hey Jerry, can you have 2 GFI's on one circuit. I understand as no but was just told differently today.
    Can you cite the NEC ref?
    thanks
    marc
    Marc M
     
    Posts: 173
    Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 10:24 am

    Re: 2 gfis 1 circuit

    New postby Jerry Peck - Codeman on Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:10 pm

    Marc,

    There is no NEC reference to provide as a one is allowed to have as many GFCIs 'daisy-chained' together as one would want ... except that, if I recall correctly, some manufacturers limit the number of downstream receptacles from a GFCI receptacle to a maximum of 10 - or at least some did that years ago.

    The only problem that can cause is that one would need to find the GFCI which tripped off because the most sensitive GFCI will trip before a less sensitive GFCI will trip.

    If one wants each receptacle downstream to have its own GFCI protection (someone like me) then do as I did ... wire each GFCI receptacle as bypass instead of pass through, that allows only the GFCI seeing the fault to trip, none of the other GFCIs will trip off.
    Jerry Peck - CodeMan
    AskCodeMan.com

    Construction and Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC.
    ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com
    User avatar
    Jerry Peck - Codeman
    Site Admin
     
    Posts: 1097
    Joined: Fri Dec 12, 2008 12:06 pm


    Return to Electrical: Service Equipment, electrical panels, wiring, lighting, switches, receptacles, etc.



    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest



    www.AskCodeMan.com