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Old 02-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Here the progress update on getting the lamp post GFCI protected. The circuit was fed power to light, so no place to put an GFCI in before the switch box, switch box was already too crowded to even think about a GFCI there.

Now I just have to make the terminations and put the switch box back together. Then I have to get the durrabond out.

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Why did this light need GFCI protection? And is that light box beyond the rated box fill with those added wires? Seems like it might be a little tight in there....

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Post lights dont require GFCI protection, and if I was going to do it, I would have just installed a GFCI breaker.
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Post lights dont require GFCI protection, and if I was going to do it, I would have just installed a GFCI breaker.
MWBC. GFCI dbl breaker $$$$. If it was a single pole I would have done a gfci breaker.

Inphase suggested GFCI protection on this lamp post, that is why I installed this.
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MWBC. GFCI dbl breaker $$$$. If it was a single pole I would have done a gfci breaker.

Inphase suggested GFCI protection on this lamp post, that is why I installed this.
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Well, yeah, I suggested GFCI protection, but, yikes, not if you had to tear the place up. As someone who was nearly knocked clean out by a faulted post light, I highly recommend it. Also, many local amendments require post light GFCI protection. But, if you have to rip up flooring and cause general havoc, well....
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Well, yeah, I suggested GFCI protection, but, yikes, not if you had to tear the place up. As someone who was nearly knocked clean out by a faulted post light, I highly recommend it. Also, many local amendments require post light GFCI protection. But, if you have to rip up flooring and cause general havoc, well....
It was just 1/2" plywood in the walk in attic, I pulled the nails out and made an even cut center of the joist, so the plywood will drop right back in place.

The plaster work is the worst of it, but I had to do a bit of patching and paint touch up in that room anyway, so no harm.

It actually all went really easy except the radius on the smurf was a little tight and the pull was more difficult than it should have been.

Now I just have to motivate myself to put that crowded switch box back together for that room.



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I thought perhaps you had an outlet on the lamp post
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I thought perhaps you had an outlet on the lamp post
If they had been kind enough to run un-switched power to the lamp post I would have an outlet there. :-)

When I re-do the drive way, there will be conduit to the lamp post.

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