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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-29-2011, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
Edh, no there wasn't any GFCI's on it just a...

Edh, no there wasn't any GFCI's on it just a regular 20 amp breaker and just regular outlets with small holes exposed to the weather. I feel like an idiot for not paying closer attention. The boxes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-29-2011, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
Thanks I will use the ohm meter and check it out...

Thanks I will use the ohm meter and check it out to see if I can isolate where the short(s) are. Thanks. I will let you know what I find.

With looking at the work, I am about set on just running...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-28-2011, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
Is it likely that the new GFCI breaker is bad...

Is it likely that the new GFCI breaker is bad even though it seems to work fine until I get past point A?
Using a GFCI tester is outlet #1 it shows that it is wired correctly and breaks properly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-28-2011, 01:44 PM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
If I disconnect at point A, it holds with switch...

If I disconnect at point A, it holds with switch #1 connected and with switch #1 disconnected. Once I connect the switches just past point A, it holds until eithwr one of them are closed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-27-2011, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
Also the outlets are wired in parallel not...

Also the outlets are wired in parallel not series. I assume even with this that GFCI would work fine unless there is a short to ground somewhere. Which by the test removing the Load Neutral at the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-27-2011, 09:27 PM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
I had actually removed all three of the...

I had actually removed all three of the connections for all the outlets back to point A and it still trips if either switch is closed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-27-2011, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Duane_Boldt
Outside GFCI Troubleshooting

I now realize that my outside circuit should have been GFCI protected all along. I didn't pay enough attention when some landscapers wired the outside lighting. I regret not watching them more...
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