== == By asking this question you are probably not quite ready to take on this particular task. The correct answer to your question will depend on the exact locations of the desired GFCI-protected socket outlets. <><><> There is not, per se, a standard for location of ground fault interrupt receptacles around sinks.
There are rules requiring the placement of receptacles
These can be found in the NEC in Article 210.52
NEC 210.52(D) mandates a MINIMUM of one receptacle outlet in a bathroom in a "dwelling unit" and states that it shall be within three feet of the outside edge of EACH basin, and in a wall adjacent to the basin or countertop, with exception.
The balance of Article 210.52 gives requirements for placement of other receptacles throughout the "dwelling unit"
There are rules requiring that these receptacles be GFCI protected
These can be found in the NEC in Article 210.8
NEC 210.8(A)(1) mandates that the required bathroom receptacle in a "dwelling unit" shall be GFI protected
The balance of 210.8 addresses other GFI protection requirements.
Kitchen placement is also in these Articles. <><><>
Electricity 101, Logically, anywhere you think you need one, and anywhere within 6 feet of the rim of the outside edge of the sink. <><><>
As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.
Before you do any work yourself,
on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,
always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB
SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY
REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. == ==
16 outlets or 80% of the total Amperage of the circuit.
No, it can be on a circuit with conventional outlets.
Two 20 Amp circuits with the outlets staggered so a different circuit is on two adjacent outlets. Should be GFCI protected.
Outlets are part of a "branch" circuit.
More than likely a loose neutral wire on one of the outlets in that circuit. Turn off that circuit and check all the connections at all outlets on that circuit.
Depends on what the outlets are controlling, size of the wire, and size of the breaker.
turn off circuits one at a time until one of the outlets you are concerned about goes off, and leave it off now check the OTHER outlets you are concerned about if any of the OTHER outlets are still alive, then they are on a different circuit
Depends on the size wire used in the circuit. If you wired the circuit with AWG #12 wire on a 20 amp breaker then you can install no more than 12 outlets. If you wired it with AWG #14 wire on a 15 amp breaker then install no more than 9 outlets. This is assuming only outlets are on the circuit and nothing else.
It would because the outlets are connected by a series circuit.
assuming you have reset all of the other circuit breakers as well, look for a ground fault interrupt outled (GFI). It will have a small red and black button in the middle. It will probably be near water, in bathroom kitchen or garage. Reset it and the other outlets should work again.
a short in the circuit
A "dedicated" circuit is one to which only one device is or can be connected; therefore the circuit is "dedicated" to the device. A NON dedicated circuit will therefore be one to which multiple devices can connect, such as the wall outlets in your home. Multiple wall outlets are connected to a common circuit breaker, making that an example of a non-dedicated circuit.
Depends on if it is a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit. You can install no more than 12 outlets on a 20 amp circuit or 9 outlets on a 15 amp circuit. You can install no more than 1920 watts on a 20 amp lighting circuit or 1440 watts on a 15 amp lighting circuit. If it is a 20 amp circuit I would not install any more than 8 outlets and 4 lights. If it is a 15 amp circuit I would not install any more than 6 outlets and 3 lights. This only applies to living spaces like bedrooms, living rooms dining rooms, and not to kitchens, baths, utility rooms, garages, etc.
its an overload on the circuit breaker the 3 outlets are on.. many times groups of outlets are on different circuit breakers.. even though they are in the same room... especially if some are on a gfi outlet
eight In Canada there shall be not more that 12 outlets on any 2 wire branch circuit. Such outlets shall be considered to be rated at not more that 1 amp per outlet. Where the connected load is known, the number of outlets may exceed 12 providing the load current does not exceed 80 % of the rating of the over current device protecting the circuit.
In Canada there shall be not more that 12 outlets on any 2 wire branch circuit. Such outlets shall be considered to be rated at not more that 1 amp per outlet. Where the connected load is known, the number of outlets may exceed 12 providing the load current does not exceed 80 % of the rating of the over current device protecting the circuit.
7 on a 15 amp circuit and 9 on a 20 amp circuit.
No more than 13.
Don't know what you mean by back wire, but most GFCI outlets have a circuit to attach additional outlets that will be protected by the GFCI. Keep total load in minds.
Install not more that 10 on a 15 amp circuit. You can install 12 if you install a 20 amp circuit.
Assuming this is not an office of a place where lots of the outlets will be used to power items that draw lots of current on a 15 amp circuit wired with 14/2 wire I would limit it to no more than 10 outlets and lights combined. On a 20 amp circuit wired with 12/2 wire I would limit it to a 14 outlets and lights combined. There is no limit in the code. You just use common sense based on what is going to be used on this circuit.
10 outlets as defined by the national electric code
If they are on the same circuit you only need 1 neutral wire in the circuit.