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Old 01-02-2014, 09:30 PM   #1
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GFI's Tripping


I have GFI's outside that don't have anything plugged into them and the trip out occasionally, there are several and not all but some do trip. I live in South Louisiana, it may be humidity related but they're not in use.

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Humidity or water.

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Most likely protecting downstream outlets that have an issue.

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An electrician neighbor is coming over at night and pressing the test button so he can drum up some business.
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An electrician neighbor is coming over at night and pressing the test button so he can drum up some business.
My secret is out. It's better to plug the bug-eye tester in outside though and trip the GFCI that's hidden somewhere in the house. Less obvious and harder to find and reset.

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They don't have to be in use to trip out !
They just have to be live !
High humidity can cause a leakage path

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