We have electrical outlets in two bathrooms on the same GFCI breaker. I would like to put a GFCI outlet for the only outlet in the guest bathroom so it can be easily reset if tripped.

Can this be done with the GFCI breaker?


Yes, it can be done. There is no problem having a GFI fed from another GFI. The only down side is troubleshooting. If something is causing a trip you have to isolate one first to see where the problem is.

My advice is to replace both receptacles with GFI and install a standard breaker. You get the same protection but more convenience. All for only a few dollars more.

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    Yes, I think this is the correct solution. Nov 4 '14 at 18:21
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    The other issue is that if you have a ground fault in the guest bathroom, there's no guarantee that the outlet GFCI will trip before the breaker GFCI. You may still have the breaker tripping.
    – DoxyLover
    Nov 4 '14 at 20:54
  • @DoxyLover hence why he recommends replacing the receptacles with GFCI and installing a standard breaker -- so you don't have this problem. Of course you still have the problem of figuring out which outlet tripped if you're on the "second" outlet and it goes out, but that's a relatively minor inconvenience as opposed to having to reset a breaker.
    – Doktor J
    Nov 7 '14 at 3:42

If there is a fan on the bathroom circuit, above the shower, you need to retain the gfci breaker on that circuit.

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    Welcome to DIY.SE! Can you provide a source for this?
    – mmathis
    Mar 8 '17 at 21:21
  • This likely depends on the listing and labeling of the fan... Mar 8 '17 at 23:24

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