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Old 02-23-14, 02:48 PM
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GFCI info

I removed a older ,maybe mid 90s gfci and noticed it had a red wire(tied off) in addition to the green,black and white wire.what are the red wires usually used for on these gfcis ,or were used then on older ones?
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Old 02-23-14, 03:58 PM
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thanks,I thought these were no longer used but wanted to double check.
 
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Now that I see a picture I don't know for sure. Never seen that
 
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Old 02-23-14, 05:57 PM
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That is a really old one, maybe as far back as early '80s or very late '70s when they first came out. I have not seen one with a red wire either, but suspect it may have been for a light to alert the homeowner that the GFCI was tripped.
 
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i found out what it was as i thought it may be ,its the load side of gfci..odd but that is what they used way back then i guess..
 
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