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Question DetailsAsked on 10/1/2015

How much does it cost to ground 5 outlets & replace 1 GFCI switch in the bathroom

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Depends on whether there is a ground wire already in the wiring or not - if yes, probably about $150. If no, then probably at least $300-400 electrician, plus unknown amount in drywall repair and painting to cover up the holes he had to make to run the new wiring. And do NOT let him just run a bare ground wire as is commonly done - violates electrical code. Should run new wiring, typically NM-3 (Romex - though technically usually NM-2 plus 1 because the ground is not electrically insulated in the sheathing from the other wires) or THHN-3 wire in residences; or a parallel green INSULATED ground tied to the existing wire bundle so it is clear it belongs with it.


Wait a minute - GFCI SWITCH ? I thought those went out decades ago ! Or do you mean a combination GFCI outlet/switch in one fixture, where the GFCI protects the outlet circuit and the switch controls ligthing (but is not under the GFCI protection) ? ? No difference in installation cost, just have not seen a GFCI protected switch in decades.

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