Replace breaker with GFI breaker in existing circuit.

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Old 05-08-12, 06:54 PM
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Replace breaker with GFI breaker in existing circuit.

I want to protect an attic circuit with a gfi breaker.
The gfi breaker came with a pig tailed neutral wire.
The directions say: connect this pig tailed wire to the neutral bus.
The directions also say: connect the 'neutral' load wire to the GFI at the white dot terminal. which is where the pig tail is connected.
I think I need to discard the pig tail, find the existing neutral and connect it to the white terminal of the GFI Breaker.

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Old 05-08-12, 06:59 PM
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I think I need to discard the pig tail, find the existing neutral and connect it to the white terminal of the GFI Breaker.

Please advise
My advice would be to follow the instructions.
 
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Old 05-08-12, 07:00 PM
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You need to follow the directions. The pigtailed neutral goes to the panel neutral bus. The circuit neutral that is paired with the black goes to the breaker on the terminal for the neutral. The circuit hot from the other breaker also connects to the breaker.
 
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Old 05-08-12, 08:50 PM
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Follow the instructions that came with the breaker, please.

Having said that, every GFCI breaker I've ever installed had 2 terminals and a pigtail. They were wired with the line feed - the ungrounded potential - on one terminal, the neutral for the line feed on the other terminal, and the pigtail from the breaker to the neutral bus bar.
 
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