GFCI Outlet Required for Outdoors even with GFCI Breaker?


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Old 04-04-18, 06:40 AM
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Question GFCI Outlet Required for Outdoors even with GFCI Breaker?

I heard some electricians say that in some towns its required to have a GFCI outlet regardless if that circuit is protected by GFCI breaker.

Furthermore, I even heard that if you are installing a 2 outlets, both must be wired in parallel and both must be GFCI outlet.

Can this be right? I was planning on not installing a GFCI outlet as my breaker is CAFCI/GFCI protecting the entire circuit.

An additional question is, does an outside receptacle have to be "WR"? Is there a big advantage for having it WR?
 
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Old 04-04-18, 07:01 AM
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I think you may be hearing wrong. If the circuit is protected by a GFI breaker then GFCI outlets are not needed by the NEC. Any outlet where serving wet areas are to be GFCI protected and outside outlets are to be WR (the guts are made not to rust) and are to have a weather proof cover.
 
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Old 04-04-18, 07:02 AM
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No, not right. It makes troubleshooting more difficult and sometimes one GFCI will interfere with another.
 
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Old 04-04-18, 07:46 AM
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Thank you, this is what I wanted to hear
 
 

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