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Old 03-09-2009, 08:31 AM  
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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.



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Old 03-09-2009, 10:00 AM  
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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.


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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.

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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.

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



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