Originally Posted By: rmoewe
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I inspected a new home today and have some head scratching going on with the GFI outlets in the powder room and Hall bath .
Here is the deal. All of the outlets in the 2 bathrooms have the GFCI outlets with the trip/reset buttons. Now when I tested the the powder room it tripped fine. Then I went to the hall bath and trip one of them. The button on the outlet I tripped did not go off, but the one in the powder room did. So I then tested the other outlet and tripped it. This time it tripped 2 GFCI outlets. The 1 in the same bathroom and the 1 in the powder room. I had to reset 2 outlets to get them to work. I have never seen this type of set-up before. I know that they are on 1 circuit and apparently wired in a series.
My tester tells me that they are wired properly, grounded and correct polarity. The GFCI outlets trip, but you have to reset two to get them to work. Im thinking that one of the neutrals is not working or they should just replace the outlets in the hall bath with regular outlets with no reset buttons.