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Hello, I have an older home that has the two prong outlets with no ground. If the breaker is GFCI, do I need to still use GFCI a three prong outlets?

Contractor's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Since I purchased the house

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I don’t believe so

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1) If the breaker is a GFCI type, you can use regular 3 prong grounded receptacles downstream, but each receptacle will need to be labeled as "GFCI protected and no ground".

2) You do not need individual GFCI receptacles. You only require standard 3 prong duplex receptacles. As long as the breaker is a GFCI type, all of the downstream receptacles will be GFCI protected.

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