GFI trips during storms

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  1. Mar 9, 2009 #1

    mgregory

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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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    Blue Jay

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    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.
     
  5. Mar 9, 2009 #5

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

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