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  1. Electrical
    I moved into an old house four years ago with a GFCI in the bathroom that worked fine until last week. My wife used an old hairdryer down stream in the circuit and it tripped. It would intermittently go on and off over the next few days until it finally gave up the ghost. I put a new GFCI in...
  2. Electrical
    Can i wire a double outlet with GFCI protection such that the bottom oulet is always hot and the load outlet is only hot when switched from another box. It seems i'd have to diconnect the hot wire connection between the 2 outles an i dont see how that is done .... Thanks for any help Ted
  3. Electrical
    I have a dedicated power line running from the circuit panel to a 1/2 bath on the first floor (with a GFCI outlet), to two more GFCI outlets in the 2 upstairs baths. Can I insert a non-GFCI outlet in this string, before the first GFCI outlet, and have it always hot? and not affected by a...
  4. Electrical
    Hi, I decided to attempt to install a new light switch into my bathroom since the old one would not stay on all the time and you would have to hold the switch up with force to make it stay on...so, I purchased a new light switch identical to the old one and installed the new switch exactly how...
  5. Electrical
    I apologize if the same question has been asked and answered in the past. I'm new to the site and in desperate need of help! My husband and I just bought our first home in April. It was built in 83 so it is almost 30 years old. When we moved in, almost all the electrical outlets in the...
  6. Electrical
    I've "blown" both outdoor outlets (front and rear of the house) plugging in power tools. Both are household 15amp outlets with waterproof covers. The GFI for the one in front is in the kitchen, and I can't find the one for the back of the house. (Our younger son moved back "for awhile" and...
  7. Electrical
    Just found a GFCI that our water conditioner is plugged in to is not powering anything plugged into it. Tried the Test - nothing. Pushed Reset - nothing. Took the plate off and pulled the GFCI out enough to check the screws. Wiring looks good as does the device. I've got a simple tester...
  8. Electrical
    Since I have an 18 month son, and another on the way, I decided to check to make sure my kitchen and bathroom receptacles are GFCI protected. They aren’t. I knew I had a GFCI breaker in the box, but it is for some of my basement receptacles (no all, don't know why, that's another issue). My...
  9. Electrical
    I am trying to replace a bathroom receptacle with a GFCI receptacle. The existing receptacle is at the end of the circuit and has one hot wire and 2 white wires attached. The hot and one white are attached to the line lead and the one white is attached to the load. I am a little better than a...
  10. Electrical
    This seems obvious, but I thought I'd ask. Our lav has a GFCI receptacle that includes a switch for the shower fan, but the entire circuit is on a 15a GFCI breaker. Is this redundant, and would it be kosher to just use a combo switch/receptacle and mark it "GFCI Protected" instead? I'd like to...
  11. Electrical
    I opened up a ceiling box to replace a single bulb with two fluorescent. The box was wired for two switches at opposite ends of the room. There was no ground existing, so I pulled one from another outlet to be able to ground the new lights and the box. The 15 amp circuit is protected by a GFI...
  12. Electrical
    A GFCI in my kitchen tripped, and wouldn't reset. I isolated the problem to be an instant hot water heater under my sink. This is the only device plugged into that particular outlet. When I unplugged it, the GFCI could be reset. But when I plugged the water heater into another outlet on the...
  13. Electrical
    I am currently doing a bathroom renovation in my home and have some electrical questions that I hope I can get some help with. First some background - the home is an old (1930's) house with an addition. The old portion of the house use 2-wire electrical, with no ground and an outside circuit...
  14. Electrical
    I have a home that I only use from time to time. At Christmas one of the GFCI outlets kept tripping. This outlet has a TV/reciever/cable box/xbox/lights, etc. on the load side. When I reset it, everything would be OK for 20 minutes or so, then it would trip. I did not have time to...
  15. Electrical
    What I have is a 15 amp light switch, and a 20 amp outlet running directly off a 20 amp GFCI breaker. Plugged into the outlet is the pump for a spa tub. The 15 amp is for the overhead light in a shower stall. Everytime I turn on the light or the pump the breaker pops. What could be causing this...
  16. Electrical
    Hey all - just want to verify one thing here... to upgrade a standard branch to GFCI, you just need to replace a standard outlet with a GFCI receptacle and that outlet and any ones further down the line are protected? Is it really that simple? Am I missing something? :detective:
  17. Electrical
    I have 3 exterior GFI's on a curcuit in line one after another (1-exterior of house, 1 on a patio cover column, 1 in the side of a fixed planter). All three seem to lock and wont reset for anywhere from 1 to 4 days at a time. They mysteriously just come back on. All three are locked/wont reset...
  18. Electrical
    purchased foreclosed property with no information from previous owners. home inspection report states, "electrical outlets are not operational, (for increased safety GFCI required)" regarding the outdoor irrigation barbeque pit area. inspector verbally stated it wasn't a fuse box issue (tripped...
  19. Electrical
    I'm replacing a regular (non gfci) combination switch/outlet with a GFCI Leviton switch and outlet. 4 wires were attached to the old unit. 3 wire romex (gray or black, white, bare); plus an additional white wire that I think goes to the dishwasher. When I removed the old outlet/switch, the...
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