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  1. 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...
  2. Electrical
    Hello all, Home inspection requires me to swap out a working, traditional 15A outlet in kitchen with GFI. I have 2 neutral (white) and 2 Black, one of which i have identified as hot using a non-contact tester. Four total wires connected to current non-GFI receptacle. I have partnered up...
  3. Electrical
    Just today, I noticed probably a half dozen GFIs around my house are buzzing. I am pretty sure it just started, since some are a bit loud. I know some of these are on different circuits, and not every GFI in the house is doing this. Some buzz, some don't. No recent electrical changes. I cut...
  4. Electrical
    I have two circuits that run from the panel with one three-wire (plus ground) Romex using a common neutral. One circuit runs the microwave. The other circuit runs to four outlets. I am installing a new sink and counter near the first outlet and want to install a GFI outlet. It works fine when I...
  5. Electrical
    This has been going on for quite awhile but in the summertime is when it really bothers me. A few years ago i decided to run electric 110v to my shed. I had an electrical outlet outside i figured i could just extend that line to my shed. only about 50 feet. This outlet was a GFI outlet but i...
  6. Electrical
    My task was to install new GFCI receptacle in the kitchen. - Exposed old receptacle (non-GFCI) - Breaker is off, test every wire with non-contact voltage tester, all cold - Two cords, each with white-black-ground - Disconnect them - Need to determine line / load for GFCI - Connect white and...
  7. Electrical
    Hello folks. New poster here. Though common poster on other sites. Not a noob in that respect. That said... ... I have a question. I am looking at remodeling my kitchen in the next couple months and I read that several dedicated circuits are basically required in the kitchen. Or, they are...
  8. Electrical
    Hello, First time poster here! I have an electrical issue that I was hoping someone with professional and/or past experience could help me pinpoint the issue. The issue: I was working in the garage on Saturday and the breaker for the garage lights/outlets kept tripping. I would walk over...
  9. Appliances
    Worked fine til I shut it off due to a city wide boil order. Turned back on and tripped GFI. Repair guy replaced recirculating pump. Still tripped. GFI replaced still tripped. Now repair guy says I need to change the 20A breaker because it must have messed up the entire electrical circuit...
  10. Electrical
    Worked fine til I shut it off due to a city wide boil order. Turned back on and tripped GFI. Repair guy replaced recirculating pump. Still tripped. GFI replaced still tripped. Now repair guy says I need to change the 20A breaker because it must have messed up the entire electrical circuit...
  11. Electrical
    Is there anything inherently incompatible between a GFCI and a photocell? I have a GFCI with the "line side" connected to the "source" circuit, and the load side wired to a photocell, and the photocell controls an outdoor light. When the photocell turns on the light, the GFCI pops within a...
  12. Electrical
    Ripped out standand tub to replace with Whirlpool tub and heater. Question concerning the electric hook-ups. All literature talks of dedicated circuit (to me means running new line from the main panel box). Hopefully I am wrong as the panel box is on the other end of the house and I have no...
  13. Electrical
    Several weeks ago a carpet cleaner guy plugged his machine into my wall plug. The outlet now no longer works. I tried to put a gfi socket in and no juice. Went to main box and clicked the black 20 amp fuse on and off several times. Still no juice. Is it possible that the fuse has been...
  14. Electrical
    I have a single, standard outlet in each of two bathrooms, protected by a GFI outlet in the kitchen. Both bathroom outlets are dead; however, the GFI outlet in the kitchen works fine. Any ideas? Is it possible the GFI is bad, past the point of it's own outlet? The home is 15 years old and...
  15. Electrical
    Hi All, This is really boggling my mind. Two nights ago, a portion of my partment lost power, the living room, spare bedroom, stand alone freezer, washer, dryer and my oven (not the stove top, though) all lost power. I go upstairs to reset the breaker. Nothing is tripped. So, I reset all of...
  16. Electrical
    My husband is wiring a GFI and separate light switch into the bathroom. The GFI also controls an outlet across the room – these components are working. He capped all of the whites together and we had 120v’s to both the main light (which we tested and it turned on) and the light over the vanity...
  17. Electrical
    Many articles I have read to get helpful information are not clear about whether the "additional circuits" to which they refer are on the line side of the GFI (towards the circuit breaker) or on the load side of the GFI. I have an older house which did not have GFIs in the original construction...
  18. Electrical
    SO I have a double gang outlet in my bathroom. My question is does the GFI need to be wired directly to the breaker? So my current setup is (breaker) (Regular Outlet in a bedroom) (GFI bathroom double gang 1 ) (Regular Outlet bathromm double gang 2). Does that work with a GFI? I am...
  19. Electrical
    How far apart the GFI outlets should be on a Kitchen back splash ? I was told that every 0.9m there should be a power outlets; Is this statement correct ? I'm in Ontario, Canada Thank you
  20. Electrical
    I have a bathroom with 2 outlets in it one is a GFI and the other isn't. The GFI is not tripped and provides electricity. The other without the GFI does not work. From one of your videos and looking on google I have taken them out and they are connected (the GFI provides power to the non GFI)...
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