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    Jun 7, 2019, 07:17 PM
    Outdoor outlets fed from inside gfci protected circuit
    Hello all - I want to install 2 exterior outlets on my deck by connecting to an existing circuit that has a gfci installed at the first outlet. I know this will protect the other outlets already downstream, however do I need additional gfcis outside? Its a 20 amp circuit in my kitchen for which the usage is never high so Iím not worried about overloading the circuit. Any input is appreciated. Thanks!
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    Jun 8, 2019, 04:01 AM
    No additional GFI devices are needed as long as the new receptacles are GFI protected by the interior device.
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    Jun 12, 2019, 07:23 PM
    Just curious. The kitchen receptacle you are speaking of, is it one of the counter top appliance receptacles?
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    Jun 12, 2019, 08:53 PM
    Yes itís a countertop outlet. I know the kitchen is supposed to have its own dedicated line so I guess this would be an issue.
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    Jun 13, 2019, 02:57 AM
    Yes, it is a code violation. There should be two countertop branch circuits, depending on how old your home is.
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    Jun 13, 2019, 08:18 AM
    Yes, there are two.

    I redid the kitchen last summer and ran all new electric, one 20 amp circuit around the sink side that is GFI protected (the circuit I wanted to tap into) and another 15 amp circuit for the counter on the other side of the room which the lights are also on. The microwave, fridge and dishwasher/garbage disposal each have their own circuits as well. The reason why I wanted to tap into the kitchen circuit is because, while my box isn't overloaded, there are no more spots left for breakers.

    I have access to the ceiling in the basement so I will see if there is another circuit that I may be able to tap into and, if so, I put a weather resistant GFI on the first outlet outside, and use a regular weather resistant outlet on the second receptacle. The wire run outside will be in conduit that runs into the basement.

    Thanks for your help!
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    Jun 13, 2019, 01:40 PM
    Okay, the 15 amp circuit you are speaking of is supposed to be the second 20 amp small appliance branch circuit.

    If your panelboard is out of space, you can check and see id the panelboard can support "Slimline" circuit breakers or consider adding a secondary panelboard that is fed from the main panelboard.

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