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Old 04-19-20, 08:51 PM
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open j-box hot to neutral 120 / neutral to ground 7 volts / was going put a gfi in but keep triping this box had two leads with grounds and one lead just black and white Why getting 7 volts neutral to ground and does that 7 volts effect the gfi
 
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Old 04-20-20, 05:01 AM
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open j-box hot to neutral 120 / neutral to ground 7 volts / was going put a gfi in but keep triping this box had two leads with grounds and one lead just black and white Why getting 7 volts neutral to ground and does that 7 volts effect the gfi
A little difficult to follow what you are saying here.

First if you are getting 7v neutral to ground that may be phantom voltage - more than likely you are using a digital meter. If you had an analog meter it should show zero volts.

You say you were going to put in a GFCI receptacle in this open junction box but
...but keep triping this box had two leads with grounds...
Not quite sure what you are saying here. Are you saying when you attempt to install the GFCI the breaker trips or the GFCI receptacle trips?

Please use some punctuation instead of one run-on sentence so we can have a better idea of what your issue is.

Also maybe a clear picture of the junction box may help us assist you better.
 
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Old 04-20-20, 10:01 AM
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Please use some punctuation instead of one run-on sentence so we can have a better idea of what your issue is.

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