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How do I keep a GFCI outlet with tight clearance from shorting inside a steel electrical box?

Why bother using boxes at all? Reasons. When you get down to the reasons we use junction boxes, metal is better at every single one of them. All that to say, don't let this deter you or make you ...
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My GFCI red light is on and it won't reset

Sounds like you killed it with water, or you've created a persistent ground fault that's triggering it with water. I would guess that repeated wetting has just finally killed the GFCI itself. This is ...
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Does NEC require a refrigerator outlet within six feet of a sink to be protected by GFCI?

I would say that 210.8(A)(6) pre-empts 210.8(A)(7), since as a general rule, specific overrides general. E.G. air conditioner rules override motor rules. However, you can tiebreak that with your AHJ (...
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Is there any issue with wiring a GFCI to a switch?

Use a switch-rated deadfront GFCI I'd replace the existing garbage disposal switch with a switching-rated deadfront GFCI device, such as the Legrand 2087 depicted below. That way, it's clearly ...
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My GFCI red light is on and it won't reset

Turn the power off, pull the GFCI receptacle out. remove any wires off of its "Load" terminals, and cap them off. Put the GFCI back in the box, power back up and hit "Reset". If ...
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Safe breakout for an RV outlet

You can get "a solution in a can". It is called an "RV subpanel" and it replaces the 30A socket. It contains a 30A breaker for a TT30 socket, as well as a 15A or 20A breaker to ...
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Safe breakout for an RV outlet

You need a portable subpanel, or "power distribution box" though this one will be unusual (most of those "off-the shelf" are designed for NEMA14-class 4-wire input. There might be ...
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Does any manufacturer make a fused 240 V 60 A steel AC disconnect with GFCI receptacle?

Typically, the mandatory A/C service receptacle is fed from a different and unrelated circuit. Usually this is an "outdoor outlet" circuit that is already there, and already has GFCI ...
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Debugging nuisance trips on 2-pole GFCI breaker

I found the actual problem, and I'm extrapolating here to what I think is one good general answer to this question. Don't do what I did here: Don't assume a GFCI trip is a "nuisance" one ...
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Why are my Outdoor Outlets not GFCI?

Why don't I have GFCI on my outside receptacles? You've answered your own question: the code changed since then. The code has changed since 1992. GFCI wasn't required anywhere back then and, in '92 ...
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GFCI Test Trips Arc Fault Breaker

The common assumptions is that all GFCIs are receptacles. If an outlet needs to be GFCI protected, and you don't see a funny receptacle with a Test and Reset button, therefore somebody messed up. ...
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Does NEC require a refrigerator outlet within six feet of a sink to be protected by GFCI?

Okay, I will answer my own question in the hopes it might help someone else. YES, all outlets within six feet of a sink must be GFCI see https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-...
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Why are my Outdoor Outlets not GFCI?

From an NEC standpoint: 406.4(D)(3) Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter Protection. Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter protected receptacles shall be provided where replacements are made at receptacle ...
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