Thursday, June 25, 2009

Subject: Wiring GFCI to a switch

Name: Jason

Question: I've got an outside outlet on a GFCI receptacle. I'd like to hook a switch up to it so that I can completely kill the power when it's not in use. The feed line goes straight to the receptacle and I'm not hooking anything else up to it.

Answer: Hi Jason.

All you need to do is add a two gang box. Have the black from the feed leave the GFCI go into the switch. Then from the switch send the black out to the outlet you want to cut off.


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