remove GFI


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Old 07-16-04, 06:16 AM
kkinser
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remove GFI

I am replacing a standard breaker with a GFI breaker for my spa. I have been told that you can't have two GFI's on the same circuit. This one has a GFI (no outlet, just the push-button protector) that protects the motor and blower only (I'm replacing an old heater that had its own protection). Should I remove the old GFI when I install the new breaker?
 
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Old 07-16-04, 07:36 AM
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It is not a code violation to have multiple GFCIs protecting a circuit. It is just more expensive to do this on an original installation.

The problem with multiple GFCIs is that a ground fault might trip one GFCI or both GFCIs. This sometimes causes problems. A person might not know about the other GFCIs and might not know to check them.
 
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Old 07-16-04, 08:11 AM
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Good to know -- thanks for the help
 
 

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