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INSTALLED GFI SWITCH TIED IN WITH LT.OVER SINK & OUTLET ON OTHER END...LT./OTHER OUTL

INSTALLED GFI SWITCH TIED IN WITH LT.OVER SINK & OUTLET ON OTHER END...LT./OTHER OUTL

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Old 12-03-05, 07:40 PM
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Red face INSTALLED GFI SWITCH TIED IN WITH LT.OVER SINK & OUTLET ON OTHER END...LT./OTHER OUTL

I AM INSTALLING GFI SWITCHES BY THE WET AREAS IN THE HOUSE...THE SINGLE OUTLETS ARE EASY...IT IS THE SEQUENCE FROM THE POWER SOURCE... PROBLEM EXAMPLE: SINGLE OUTLET CONNECTED TO FLIP SWITCH FOR OVER THE SINK LIGHT TO THE GFI SWITCH IN SAME BOX...WHEN I INSTALLED THE GFI...I REMOVED THE OLD OUTLET SWITCH BESIDE THE FLIP SWITCH...THERE WERE 2 BLACK POWER WIRES ON SAME BRASS SCREW ON FEED END AND ONE BLACK POWER WIRE ON THE BRASS LOAD SCREW...THE NEUTRAL WIRE WAS OPPOSITE THE DOUBLE POWER WIRES ON THE OLD SWITCH...THERE WAS NO GROUND WIRES GROUNDIND TO THE BOX...I INSTALLED THE GFI AND I PUT THE SINGLE BLACK WIRE ON THE BRASS FEED SCREW - WHITE NEUTRAL OPPOSITE SIDE/FEED...I PUT THE TWO BLACK POWER WIRES ON THE BRASS LOAD SIDE SCREW - NO NEUTRAL OPPOSITE...I PUT A COPPER GROUND WIRE ON THE SWITCH AND WIRED TO EXISTING GROUND SCREW THAT WAS GROUNDING THE BOX AND OTHER IN LINE GROUND WIRES...GFI WORKS PERFECT AT THAT SITE...FLIP SWITCH TO LT. AND IT THROWS THE GFI...SAME WITH OTHER OUTLET...TRY TO PLUG SOMETHING IN AND IMMEDIATELY THROWS THE GFI OUT...I WAS GOING TO PULL OTHER SWITCH AND PUT A GROUND WIRE ON IT TO THE GROUND SCREW ON THE BOX...SAME WAY WITH OVER SINK LIGHT FIXTURE (INSTALLING A NEW LIGHT)...I NEED HELP????
 
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Old 12-04-05, 05:46 AM
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Please don;t use all uppercase letters. It is considered to be shouting and is very difficult to read.

Start again. Let's discuss each location separately. Don;t use terms like hot and neutral since you may be using them incorrectly. Wires that connect to switches are not neutral wires even if they are white.

For each location tell us every cable that enters the box and every wire in each cable. Tell us every device in the box. Tell us where the wires connect. Be very specific. I can't tell from your post if you have a duplex receptacle and single pole switch or if you have a combination switch/receptacle.

From your tripping breaker problems, we know that you have connected a neutral wire to a switch. That is not right.
 
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