I am looking at a few books and they all show samples of circuits, but never tell or show if you can mix receptacle types.

I have a circuit running to 2 bedrooms for my power outlets. The are on 12/2 and a total of 6 outlets. I wanted to add 2 GFCI outlets for the deck outside and wanted to know if it was ok to add those outlets to this circuit since I can still add 4 more outlets?

Can't seem to find sample diagrams.


Yes it is accepted and code. The GFCI will only protect what is downstream though.

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Also as picture shows you must connect duplex to load for it to be protected. The load will be labeled on the receptacle.

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    GFCI does not protect everything downstream, only things connected to the LOAD terminals.
    – Tester101
    May 6 '13 at 12:20

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