Hot Ground Wire


Old 10-12-04, 05:20 PM
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I went to change a working GFI bathroom light fixture. The fixture was connected black to black, white to white, copper to ground. Checking the wiring with a multimeter I find the black to white is 120v and so is the black to ground and the white to ground and so is the black to white. I do not show contiunity between the black or the wire to ground. I keep tripping the GFI after about 30 mins when the light is off after I connect up the new light. I found no loose connections.

Last edited by KirknDee; 10-12-04 at 05:47 PM.
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Old 10-12-04, 06:01 PM
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It sounds like you have an open ground.

Put away your digital multimeter and do not use it again. It is useless on an AC circuit.

Use an inexpensive neon light tester or an analog meter and repeat your tests.

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