i have an older, 1930ish, home with only 2 conductors on the branch circuits. im trying to install GFCI outlets in kit/baths. im running new romex to the single-pole Pushmatic (ancient, i know) breakers. There is only 1 neutral bar in the panel, w/white wire and a few bare ground wires connected. im connecting the neutral and the ground conductors to that bar. im getting 115v on the hot side, a circuit indication on my wiggy from the bneutral side, but no power through the GFC, brand new ones. Do i need a better ground for the house? Also, as i disconnect (while still hot) the black wire on the feed side, i get momentary flickers from the LEDindicator on the GFCI. A good connection results , again, in a no power situation. It doesnt trip so cant be reset, just nothing, despite a good ac supply and good neutral. Help?
Do not alter wiring of energized circuits. ALWAYS turn off the power.
I've never heard of any GFCI that cares about about ground. The point of a GFCI is they can provide protection even when a ground is not provided.
GFCIs have an "in" and an "out". You must not reverse these. The "in" is labeled LINE and the "out" is labeled LOAD. Make sure you're wiring the power from the panel into the LINE terminals.