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Old 01-26-2012, 01:56 PM  
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I recently installed a GFCI receptacle outside. I used an inside bedroom outlet for the power source. My question is should I have installed the GFCI outlet inside the bedroom and a normal outlet outside? Would this be more cost effective since GFCI coast around $13 bucks? After I completed the job I noticed the GFCI outlet in the garage was connected to a normal outlet outside.


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Installing the GFCI outlet in the bedroom is not necessary as it is not subject to a wet location. So what you have done is fine, correct and typical.



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What is your location? I Ontario outdoor receptacles must be on a dedicated circuit.

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What is your location? I Ontario outdoor receptacles must be on a dedicated circuit.
I live in South Carolina. > Installing an outdoor outlet using the power from an inside outlet makes it very easy. Just drill a hole. It would be a lot more difficult running a dedicated circuit.
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