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  1. Electrical
    Hello Internet, I have a dishwasher on it's own 20A circuit breaker. It shares a neutral on 12/3 wire with an adjacent 20A (GFCI) breaker for some other outlets. Every time i turn on the dishwasher, the adjacent breaker pops. The dishwasher continues to run. Here's a clue, maybe: I...
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    I’ve run a line from a 15 amp breaker on my panel to a junction box. Junction box sends 1 line to 1 regular outlet, and a 2nd line to a GFCI outlet, connecting to 2 other GFCI outlets downstream. Initially all 3 GFCI outlets had power. And the last one on the line was being used to charge a...
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    Hi there! I'm hoping someone can help shed some light on a maddening issue I've been trying to figure out. My laundry room is has 6 duplex receptacles, none of which are GFCI. Being the dedicated DIYer I am, I thought I would replace all receptacles in the laundry room with GFCI. On my first...
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    I’m having an electrician install a GFCI outlet in our crawl space. What materials will I need? GFCI outlet, metal box, anything else? I’m assuming they will have some screws and wiring for the job. If not, I’ll contact them to make sure.
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    Hello all, first post. What are the advantages and disadvantages to including AFCI protection on circuits where only GFCI is required? From my reading of the NEC 2020, AFCI is not required in the following locations in a dwelling: Garage Bathroom Outdoor Outlet (hardwired 120V: air...
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    Hey everyone, New to the forum, but not to DIY. Pretty handy with most things (cars, general carpentry, DIY around the house, etc), but not afraid to ask for help when I need it and for this project wanted to consult some of the experts so I get it right the first time since it'll be a pain to...
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    Hi, I would like some expert opinions on wiring a new Jacuzzi J-345 hot tub install and found this discussion group. The hot tub is getting installed in Ottawa, Canada. A few pieces of background information. The HT can run in 2 modes of which I am considering, 240V 37A (default) or 240V 48A...
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    Hi all, I recently renovated my garage so I could use it as a workshop/home brewery. Because of the possibility of water spills etc., all of the outlets are GFCI. I have had a bar fridge plugged in and running with no problems until this morning. When I went out I noticed everything on that...
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    How to I properly ground this? This gfci is on its own breaker directly from the panel. Can I cut the ground after the green screw in the box and tie all three grounds together with a wire nut? I am a beginner for sure! Thanks!
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    Recently one on our GFCI stopped working. The test button was stuck, and pushing the reset did not fix it. My house is very old, so I assumed (perhaps incorrectly) that the GFCI had gone bad. I replaced it with a new one, but the outlet still was not live. When I checked the line and load...
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    I hired a pro electrician to add a 4-wire spa panel with a GFCI breaker. Because the main panel was so far away, the disconnect panel is wired to a closer existing subpanel. The GFCI test and hot tub seem to be working fine--the spa panel's isolated neutral bar is used correctly, etc...
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    Please see photo illustration. I need to install a new front yard lamp post from a dedicated previously installed switch in the garage. My thoughts are to take wire from the existing box, down about 2-3' on inside garage wall, drill hole outside, install gfci box and outlet, then take conduit...
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    Before I spend the money on AFCI/GFCI outlets. I wanted to make sure that buying new circuit breakers wouldn't be a better option. The circuit breakers appear to cost about twice what outlets do. Is there any reason to use one over the other, or that one is better to use than the other...
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    I'm running a line for a new sub panel for an outdoor hot tub. The company (Hot Springs) provides the sub panel with GFCI breakers (20 & 30 amps). I have a main panel with Eaton BR AFCI breakers in a newly built home. Do I need a 50amp AFCI breaker in the main panel if I have GFCI breakers...
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    I thought I was gold. Outdoor weatherproof in-use-covered with 20 amp GFCI and a single pole switch to let us easily turn off the motion detector dusk-to-dawn lights next to it for being outside to look at the stars. But turning on the switch to have the motion lights be "on" trips the GFCI...
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    I have installed an outdoor sub-sub panel to a sub-panel in my basement. I ran a 3-wire (B,R,W,G) to the sub-sub panel. The basement sub-panel has a common wire bus bar, as does the sub-sub panel. The sub-sub panel circuits are only 2-wire 240v connections, no white/common wire necessary. My...
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    Hi; I have a gasoline powered portable generator I purchased in 2012. The neutral is bonded to the ground (frame) internally. This generator does not have GFCI receptacles. There is a high potential for the generator frame to contact the earth, and therefore present a ground-fault hazard. The...
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    I have a sub panel in my garage the is fed from the Square D main panel in my house and I am attempting to install a Square D 20A GFCI breaker in the Square D sub panel. The GFCI breaker is going to replace a regular 20A breaker. The only items on this circuit will be 8 outlets. I have the...
  19. Electrical
    My 70-year-old basement is poorly served with outlets, so I'm adding a 15A 14/2 circuit with three or four more. Two questions. Can I go to 4 or is 3 the max? Second, my understanding is that at least one should be GFCI. (Basement is dry, concrete walls, and I will be installing these ~ 36"...
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    I have a GFCI 50 Amp breaker in my main panel that is for my hot tub. I have that ran to a quick disconnect box, it's #6 wire with only white, black, and red. No bare copper ground. I have that in the quick disconnect and it's working fine for the hot tub. I want to run a wire off that main...
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