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Old 03-03-2021, 04:21 PM   #1
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GFCI outlet location

I have a Quantum RS26. In addition to the bathroom and outdoor outlets, we have an outlet under the cabinet, behind the driver seat? Why? Shouldn't the outlet by the kitchen sink be GFCI?

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Old 03-03-2021, 04:47 PM   #2
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you only need one on a circuit/breaker.
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I have a Quantum RS26. In addition to the bathroom and outdoor outlets, we have an outlet under the cabinet, behind the driver seat? Why? Shouldn't the outlet by the kitchen sink be GFCI?
Residential electrical code requires GFCI single or duplex receptacle to be GFCI protected if within 6 ft of water faucet or in a wet area. I suspect if you will trip the bathroom GFCI duplex receptacle you will find there is no power to the outlet by the sink or outside. Code allows a max of three additional duplex receptacles to be wired into the bathroom (master) GFCI duplex receptacle.
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Old 03-03-2021, 04:58 PM   #4
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you only need one on a circuit/breaker.
Sorry, your answer doesn't make sense. Most states require outlets near sinks to be GFCI protected. It doesnt make sense to have a GFCI in the dining area, just behind the driver's seat, but not by the kitchen sink
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The bathroom outlet is usually the one with the GFCI. All the other outlets are run on the same series as the bathroom GFCI, hence if you get a kitchen outlet wet it will pop the GFCI in the bathroom. Not a sparky but I think I have that correct. Power feeds to bathroom GFCI outlet and all other outlets are wired in series downstream from the bathroom. If someone else can explain better please do so!
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Residential electrical code requires GFCI single or duplex receptacle to be GFCI protected if within 6 ft of water faucet or in a wet area. I suspect if you will trip the bathroom GFCI duplex receptacle you will find there is no power to the outlet by the sink or outside. Code allows a max of three additional duplex receptacles to be wired into the bathroom (master) GFCI duplex receptacle.
Yes, absolutely true But this is not the case. The receptacle in the dining area, farthest from the sink is marked "GFCI", and does indeed go out when the bathroom GFCI master outlet is tested. Yet the Kitchen outlet is powered directly to the "receptacle" Circuit breaker
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The bathroom outlet is usually the one with the GFCI. All the other outlets are run on the same series as the bathroom GFCI, hence if you get a kitchen outlet wet it will pop the GFCI in the bathroom. Not a sparky but I think I have that correct. Power feeds to bathroom GFCI outlet and all other outlets are wired in series downstream from the bathroom. If someone else can explain better please do so!
Yes, absolutely true And you explained it perfectly well. But this is not the case in my RV. The receptacle in the dining area, farthest from the sink is marked "GFCI", and does indeed go out when the bathroom GFCI master outlet is tested. Yet the Kitchen outlet is powered directly to the "receptacle" Circuit breaker
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