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    diglajo Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 14, 2006, 11:55 AM
    Is there ever a situation where it makes sense to have a GFCI outlet on the same circuit as a GFCI breaker? Will having a GFCI outlet on the same circuit as a GFCI breaker cause any damage?

    I recently bought a house and found the situation noted above.
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    tkrussell Posts: 9,659, Reputation: 725
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    Apr 14, 2006, 12:06 PM
    I think it is redundant, and costly. The GFI breaker will only protect the branch circuit wiring up to the first GFI receptacle.

    The GFI receptacle actually protects the user and the device plugged into the GFI receptacle.

    Since we do not do this practice because of the cost, I am not really sure, nor ever heard of, any damage being caused.

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