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mgregory 03-09-2009 07:31 AM

GFI trips during storms
 
When we have an electrical storm there is one GFI in the house that will trip every time. I had the Electric Company put a surge protector on the meter and that did not help. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Blue Jay 03-09-2009 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by mgregory (Post 28369)
When we have an electrical storm there is one GFI in the house that will trip every time. I had the Electric Company put a surge protector on the meter and that did not help. Any suggestions? Thanks.

I have had that problem when I had a long run of romex on the breaker, had to put a GFI outlet in instead of using the one in the breaker box.

handyguys 03-09-2009 09:18 AM

it could be a bad gfci or you have a problem with water getting into a junction box and/or a poor connection somewhere (combined with moisture).

If a new GFCI doesn't fix it then the potentially dangerous condition should be fixed.

mgregory 03-09-2009 01:04 PM

Thanks, I will replace the GFI outlet and see if that fixes the problem. I will check for loose connections also. Thanks again for the fast responses.

kok328 03-09-2009 04:04 PM

What is plugged into the GFI and what is on the load side of the GFI?


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