I have a deep freezer in our basement laundry room and the only available space is next to a GCFI outlet that was already in place when we moved in. To avoid tripping the outlet constantly, I was going to replace it and move it further down the circuit, but I'm unsure of the best place to do so.
There are currently 3 outlets as follows:
- Unused GFCI (where freezer is)
- Regular outlet powering washing machine/dryer
- Regular outlet powering water softener
The room is using a 20-amps breaker. All of the outlets looks like 15-amps from the outside.
My plan is to replace the GFCI with a regular outlet and to replace one of the other outlets with the GCFI. From what I understand, GFCIs only protects itself and downstream outlets.
Should I then replace the the next outlet downstream of the current GFCI? (If so, how do I find out which once it is?)
Does it matter which outlet has the GFCI? Or should I replace all the outlets (sans freezer outlet) with GFCIs?
Thanks for your time.