90 reputation
127
bio website
location Arkansas
age 27
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen Jul 16 at 20:00

I currently work as an enterprise .NET developer, but my software development interests are much broader than any one language, platform, or paradigm.


Jul
16
accepted How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
Jun
19
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
26
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
6
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
16
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
22
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Question
May
6
comment How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
I've added a diagram of the current circuit to my question. I think that I am going to have to pull some wire through the walls to use your solution. Using my diagram above, can you explain exactly what wires to pull between which boxes? Also, can you explain how to go about pulling wire between already installed boxes?
May
6
revised How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
Added circuit diagram
May
6
comment How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
To be clear, you are suggesting I replace the garbage disposal wall switch with the combo switch and wire the garbage disposal and dishwasher outlets in-line with it, but downstream?
May
5
asked How should I wire a GFCI outlet and a switch to isolate the switch but provide GFCI protection further in the series?
May
2
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
I think keeping the two outlets not inline would be ideal for my purposes. I'm willing to pay a bit more for both GFCI outlets and spend a bit more installation time to ensure that the two GFCIs will trigger independently of one another and not affect one another. That way, my whole kitchen wall won't go dead if something trips - just the offending outlet.
May
2
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
Heh. My wife made it a requirement for the test and reset buttons to match the outlet. I'll double-check to make sure they are self-testing. Thank you all for the useful information!
May
2
awarded  Editor
May
2
revised How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
Clarified that I originally confused the terms series and parallel with inline and not inline.
May
2
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
Thank you for addressing each of the points individually and providing insightful comments on the other answers!
May
2
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
@KeithS Interesting point. How can I check if my jurisdiction has adopted the 2011 NEC? Furthermore, how can I check that I don't have to be a licensed electrician in my jurisdiction to perform repairs in my own home? I've never considered that before.
May
2
awarded  Supporter
May
2
awarded  Scholar
May
2
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
This is very useful information, but it doesn't fully answer my question. Thank you for your response!