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  1. Electrical
    I have a garbage disposal that was direct connected to a 15A breaker and working fine. I needed to share that line with a new dishwasher install so I tried to install an outlet. I disconnected the disposal and connected a GFCI outlet (and double checked that I connected to the LINE not the LOAD...
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    When replacing a non-grounding (2 prong) receptacle in an ungrounded location in a bedroom with a three-prong receptacle: Article 406.4 (D) (2) says I must use a GFCI receptacle or GFCI circuit breaker (and the receptacle must have a sticker that says GFCI protected and no equipment ground)...
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    We had a whole-house remodel done a couple of years ago with all new wiring and a new sub panel stuffed with AFCI breakers. This was all done by a (supposedly) competent licensed electrician. We've had more than a few of these breakers trip in the time we've been in the house, always...
  4. Electrical
    My sump pump keeps tripping my GFI, but ONLY when it's actually raining. Sump is plugged into a NON-GFI outlet, but is on a GFI circuit. The outlet in the basement, happens to be on the same circuit as the GFI in an upstairs, unused bathroom. I replaced the GFI after last storm, but a month...
  5. Electrical
    I am in British Columbia, Canada. I got my 60 amp breaker, 80 feet of 6/3 teck, 60 amp GFCI spa pack... everything figured out, until I noticed this little rule. What is the definition of a barrier to prevent contact? People seem to mention a wall or fence. The perfect location for my spa pack...
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    I recently constructed a shed 100ft away from my house. In the shed, I wired three outlets. Instead of burying a cable and hardwiring the shed to the panel or a subpanel, I put a plug on the inlet to the shed wiring and then plugged that into an extension cord. That cord is plugged into a GFCI...
  7. Electrical
    I have a GFCI that won't reset. It's been tripped for a long time and I'm just getting around to fixing it. The GFCI is in an outside installation in a watertight box but it's on a breaker that controls outlets in my living room on the interior. There's only one cable running into the metal box...
  8. Electrical
    With the historic heat wave in the Pacific NW, I plugged in a portable condensing AC unit in my home office . This panel-protected AFCI circuit also serves a switch in another room, which is in a double gang box with a switch that is on a panel-protected GFCI circuit for that room. The GFCI...
  9. 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...
  10. Electrical
    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...
  11. Electrical
    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...
  12. Electrical
    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.
  13. Electrical
    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...
  14. Electrical
    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...
  15. Electrical
    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...
  16. Electrical
    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...
  17. Electrical
    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!
  18. Electrical
    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...
  19. Electrical
    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...
  20. Electrical
    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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