We have a wire the goes from Breaker > 2 switches.

first switch goes to a recessed lighting above second switch goes below to an outlet under the sink in a cabinet that controls the garbage disposal, which is the only thing connected to that outlet.

The outlet is currently a standard outlet, and I want to replace it with a Decora GFCI since it's under the sink.

The 2nd switch is going to be connected to a GFCI is that is basically off 99.99999% of the time. The only time anyone turns it on is because they accidently thought it was the overhead recessed lighting switch.

AS FAR AS I KNOW. There are no other lines on the circuit connected to this outlet. I've looked and looked and looked and found nothing else.


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Use a switch-rated deadfront GFCI

I'd replace the existing garbage disposal switch with a switching-rated deadfront GFCI device, such as the Legrand 2087 depicted below. That way, it's clearly distinct from the switch for the recessed lights, and also less vulnerable to a leak under the sink.

Legrand/P&S 2087 switch-rated deadfront GFCI device

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    This answer wins Stackexchange. Off the wall, simple, code legal, solves the UX problem, and dead nuts right. Also posted within 10 minutes! Commented May 14, 2022 at 4:44
  • damnit, THIS is so cool. But I already bought GFCI's from Hubbell. ARG! So basically you put this above the counter, and a normal outlet below the counter? Commented May 14, 2022 at 4:58
  • @OutdatedComputerTech yes, you are right -- this would go above the counter, with a normal outlet below Commented May 14, 2022 at 12:22
  • Wow!! Have never seen one of these. Cool.
    – JACK
    Commented May 14, 2022 at 13:07
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    Actually, with this, you don't even need a receptacle below. The garbage disposal can be hard wired, provided it is designed to support that (mine do, I think most do, but check the manufacturer's instructions to be sure). Commented May 15, 2022 at 1:37

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