Very old home. Have 15 amper circuits.
First issue is the upstairs bathroom. The circuit for the light and the shaver outlet in the light is shared with the lights in the hall and the bottom of the stair. Want to replace the bathroom light and move to ceiling on wall switch add exaust fan from switch on same place and add regular outlet.
Can I use a GFIC outlet for 15 amps with no equipment ground label and not effect the lights or the exaust fan?
They tried to sell me a 20 amper outlet the one that takes the funny plugs at Lowes. I did not think that was right since the circuit is only 15 ampers. I was thinking to use a 15 amper GFIC so to match the circuit. I do not want to add outlet just replace the existing one and move location slightly straight down closer to the vanity. Nothing else is on this circuit except the current light (takes four bulbs) that want to replace which has a shaver outlet built in now and a bathroom exaust fan want to have in the ceiling. The hall lights on this circuit are two places upstairs hall and one at the bottom of the stairs first floor. the top stairs and bottom are on 3-way switches and the other hall light has a chain but if the chain is on it is turned on or off by the switches. The only other thing on this circuit is a bare light in the attic hatch which is only controlled by a chain there are no switches that effect it.
If 15 amper GFIC outlet is the right one, which 15 amper to use? some say 15 amper feed and some say 20 amper feed, I am thinking I should use the 15 amper feed is that right?
want to make the kitchen counter circuit with 3-hole outlets GFIC. The present outlets are 2-hole but are the type that the slits are not the same size so it takes regular 2-pin plugs not just toaster plugs.
Do I have to use GFIC outlets for every location? which outlets should I use 15 amper or 20 amper with the crocked hole? the circuits to the counters are 15 ampers. The Guy at the store said it was better to use the 20 amper GFICS one for each outlet but I thought that mnight not be right because it is a 15 amper circuit and the inspector said we do not have to rewire yet if we just change the outlets.
How do I wire the GFICS in the kitchen if every one is the GFIC style? The refrigerator outlet is on one of these circuits and we have adapter for the three prong plug to the two slot outlet which is not good the inspector said. How do we not have the circuit with the refirgerator pop if we add the GFIC?
The kitchen circuits and the upstairs bathroom and hall circuit are greenfeld wired according to the inspector report.
Everything looks to be 14 wire except the wire in the light to the shaver outlet.
We know that we have to use metal boxes for the moved locations for the bathroom switches and the double outlet. The inspector said it was important to keep the old boxes and put covers on them and not to patch over the wall covers just to put blank covers there.