DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > GFCI Query?




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-29-2010, 06:47 PM  
tankertoad
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Clearlake, CA, CA
Posts: 1
Default GFCI Query?

I'm having a problem with outlets in my motorhome. I know this is home based info, but I'm hoping that you will be able to solve it for me. My power comes in to central breaker box and divides from there. The outlet circuit moves forward from breaker box on right side of motorhome under counters to GFCI just forward of sink. Power is good here. Then it reverses to an outlet near floor and then farther back to an outlet in closet, still powered. Then it reverses again and travels forward 3 feet and crosses under floor to bathroom and another GFCI. This is where I start to pull my hair out. THE GFCI is backed by another outlet in the bedroom on other side of wall. Then it goes forward on left side of coach to another 4 outlets. From the GFCI forward is my problem area. These outlets are intermittent at best, 99% inoperative at worst My Son thinks the second GFCI on the same circuit is the culprit, even though the circuit does not pop. May you have more than 1 on the same circuit? Thanks in advance.



__________________
tankertoad is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-30-2010, 10:31 AM  
handyguys
Senior Member
 
handyguys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 815
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Send a message via Skype™ to handyguys
Default

no, if you are sure of the layout, the second GFCI is not needed, GFCI protection is provided by the first gfci. The layout you describe is 9 outlets. I don't know the requirements/recommendations for motorhomes but this could be too many outlets. Also in home, kitchens and baths are often required to be on separate circuits.

Good luck

__________________

The Handyguys Podcast [url]http://www.handyguyspodcast.com[/url]

handyguys is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
GFCI Circuit 3dognight Electrical and Wiring 7 06-14-2009 08:00 AM
Gfci protection mikey9626 Electrical and Wiring 3 05-18-2009 01:13 PM
GFCI problem Remodeler Electrical and Wiring 21 05-04-2009 12:22 AM
Refrigerator GFCI Houndrel General Appliance Discussion 2 01-22-2009 12:19 PM
Washing Machine Query Daryl General Appliance Discussion 2 11-14-2006 08:59 AM