I would like to add a receptacle to my garage. Currently, all receptacles and lights in the garage are on a single 20A circuit that is solely dedicated to the garage. For my new receptacle, I'd like to run it from a circuit that powers a couple of basement lights. So at the end of the project, I will have a circuit that powers some basement lights and a receptacle in my garage. Is this okay to do? I've read about circuits needed to be dedicated to the garage, but I already have that. Now I'm curious if I can add an additional receptacle from a different circuit.

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You can do that.

If the circuit it's coming from isn't GFCI protected the receptacle will need to be, since it's in the garage.

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