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I am trying to add an additional GFI outlet to a wall. The

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I am trying to add an additional GFI outlet to a wall. The power is coming from a light switch. The light switch is also wired to a dimmer switch. There are ground wires on the two switches that have been capped. The GFI has a ground wire (of course) and I do not know where to attach that either..
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Kevin replied 7 months ago.

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1) Is the wall box metal or PVC plastic?

2) Does the wall box contain any bare copper or green insulated house ground wires?

3) The GFCI needs to be connected to an always live hot circuit feed and a white neutral wire on the LINE side. Have you confirmed that the wall switch box contains a white neutral wire?

4) Do you have a 2 wire lead AC voltage tester (a contact type) or an AC voltmeter to confirm the hot and neutral?

5) Are the wall switches single pole or 3-way types?

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