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Based on the description you've provided in your comment. You should be able to install a combination GFCI switch device in the first bathroom, which will provide GFCI protection to the light and the rest of the circuit. Install the GFCI switch combo as follows: All grounding conductors left off for simplicity. Make sure all devices are properly grounded. ...


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GFCI's work on the principle of a differential current transformer. If the difference between line and neutral is > few mA or so, they trip the breaker, on the assumption that the difference in current is flowing via ground wire thus a potential hazard wherever that current may be flowing. If ground were to be open (fault) then a hazardous leakage current ...


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Answers in order: 1) If the kitchen was done properly in the 90's you definitely should have GFI protection, at least near the sink(s). If not then yes, you cetainly can install a GFI at the head of the circuit and protect downstream standard receptacles. Keep in mind, only receptacles serving countertop areas require GFI protection. 2) IF the house is ...


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A location that requires combination arc fault protection and gfci protection needs both. CAFCI breakers do not provide the gfci protection required by the NEC. A gfci needs to open the circuit with a ground fault between 4 mA to 6mA to provide the required protection. A cafci may not react at this level read the specifications to see if yours does.


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Nuisance trips are generally easier to reset at a receptacle than in the breaker box.


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Based on your description, you cannot do what you want unless you run additional conductors. It sounds like all you have in the box is a switch loop. Meaning you have a wire coming "from" the fan, and a wire returning "to" the fan. The wire "from" the fan will be electrified, while the other wire will only be electrified when it's connected to the ...


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You can't do what you want with GFCI receptacles. You'll have to buy a couple regular duplex receptacles, and write them exactly as the old ones were wired. And don't forget to break off the tab between the terminals, on the "hot" side of the receptacles.


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So Pat, the OP has not been seen since the day they posted, in Oct 2013. Hopefully this will be of help to new viewers I had to comment that I highly doubt they have 14 GFCI breakers in their panel. I would all but guarantee that they are referring to AFCI breakers, and they are experiencing nuisance trips. Could even be that the breakers are the early SqD ...


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The correct answer is to call an electrician.....and get rid of that second GFCI. If you are on a forum wondering why you are getting shocked when touching the water, you really shouldn't be doing that electrical youself. Call a professional and have it done right.


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"INSTALLING MULTIPLE G.F.C.I. ON THE SAME FEED LINE" However to install multiple gfci on the same feed wire it's necessary to wire the gfci's a little differently. You actually don't connect "any wire" to the load side of the 1st - 2nd - 3rd and so on to all the gfci on the same feed line. It's necessary to connect the green or hot to the same line (gold ...


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A WR GFI uses stainless components and screws. GFI's are notorious for rusting, especially at the mounting screws. The one that went bad was probably older, before WR's were even available. Yes, you need a WR GFI, and an in-use cover. In fact, I'd venture to bet that much of your installation is not up to code. IF it is that close to the pool the receptacle ...


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A GFCI uses a current transformer (CT) to detect differences in current between the ungrounded (hot), and the grounded (neutral) conductors. Since the GFCI is tripping with only the grounded (neutral) conductor connected, that means that there's current on the grounded (neutral) conductor. This would lead me to believe, that this neutral is tied to the ...


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For GFCI outlets, the lights are questionable and can only best be used for tripped/not tripped status. Best to use a circuit tester (you can purchase from a hardware store) that you plug into the socket and it will tell you the wiring status. Note, this isn't 100% either but it is the first place to start when dealing with wiring problems.



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