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Old 09-15-2010, 12:07 PM   #31
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Not correct. GFCI's will operate just fine with no EGC present. They are recommended for ungrounded branch circuits after all.
Its a myth that a ground is required for a GFCI to work.
no. that was about the wiggy tripping the gfci. If testing hot to neut, it should not trip a gfci but if you test hot to ground, it should trip the GFCI

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no. that was about the wiggy tripping the gfci. If testing hot to neut, it should not trip a gfci but if you test hot to ground, it should trip the GFCI
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:30 PM   #33
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Yes, my point as you probably know is that if you put a 'wiggy' in the hands of a homeowner they will be tripping gfci's because they WILL test hot to ground even if you tell them not to......
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:23 PM   #34
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Yes, my point as you probably know is that if you put a 'wiggy' in the hands of a homeowner they will be tripping gfci's because they WILL test hot to ground even if you tell them not to......
and if they can't figure that one out, they are probably in over their heads in the first place

and im done arguing about the name of a wiggy. Yes i agree everyone calls them a wiggy, including myself
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and if they can't figure that one out, they are probably in over their heads in the first place
Really ... how many homeowners you ever see that owns a wiggy?? How many do you think sticking a wiggy in an outside outlet and trips the gfci in the bathroom would figure that out.....right away...???

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Hey you gave your opinion that's no problem. What I find and try to avoid is overwhelming the homeowner with testers and drawn out test instructions. It is often better, if a good simple test is suggested, to wait and see how it comes out before 10 other people (me included) start suggesting other methods.

Craig gave a very simple test that was going to lead us to a solution. I wish the OP would return with those results.
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Old 09-15-2010, 06:49 PM   #36
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Really ... how many homeowners you ever see that owns a wiggy?? How may do you think sticking a wiggy in an outside outlet and trips the gfci in the bathroom would figure that out.....right away...???
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How many have the same question without using a wiggy.
I have made a few dollars reseting gfci's located in the garage of a 3 story house when the receptacles in the bath don;t work.

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