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03-19-18, 06:59 PM
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Posted By rossvesq

Oh my God, I am dumber than a bag of...

Oh my God, I am dumber than a bag of hammers.......... I knew that! Christ, no wonders the darned circuit was not operating and kept popping the breaker...... (hand slap to forehead). Checked it...
03-19-18, 04:43 AM
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Posted By rossvesq

Thanks Allan, In the main panel where the...

Thanks Allan,

In the main panel where the GFI breaker is installed, I ran the hot to the breaker itself, and the neutral pigtail off the breaker to the neutral bus bar. The neutral and ground...
03-18-18, 08:25 PM
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Posted By rossvesq

GFCI pops whenever a load is added - why?

Background:
Main breaker panel inside house in basement. From main breaker a newly installed dedicated 120V/20amp circuit runs outdoor to a shed via PVC conduit. This circuit has a main breaker...
02-20-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,733
Posted By rossvesq

Ugh, yeah I was fearing that as this thread...

Ugh, yeah I was fearing that as this thread developed..... (sigh) Okay, well, gotta do it right. Will dig up the old EMT (thankfully it's only about 50 feet, and not terribly deep maybe 18 inches)...
02-20-18, 12:44 PM
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Views: 7,733
Posted By rossvesq

More...... my best guess without checking is...

More...... my best guess without checking is that we used THHN. And yup, it's not outdoor rated. So, if I buy 50 feet or so of THWN, re-pull through the conduit, that might solve the problem. ...
02-20-18, 12:31 PM
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Posted By rossvesq

Sorry, misspoke. It is 12 ga wire. Inside EMT...

Sorry, misspoke. It is 12 ga wire. Inside EMT metal conduit. It's not buried romex (grey outdoor romex). But I thought it is okay to run the regular plastic coated wire outdoor as long as it's in...
02-20-18, 09:52 AM
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Posted By rossvesq

Standard 14 gauge plastic coated wire. Hmmm, is...

Standard 14 gauge plastic coated wire. Hmmm, is it possible the plastic has cracked in one or more places and when enough moisture is around it "leaks" and creates a ground fault?? Hadn't thought...
02-20-18, 09:01 AM
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Posted By rossvesq

There are no GFCI outlets outside. The GFCI is a...

There are no GFCI outlets outside. The GFCI is a main breaker GFCI mounted in the main cabinet in my basement. All of the outdoor receptacles are standard weather resistant outlets under plastic...
02-20-18, 06:49 AM
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Posted By rossvesq

Cool GFCI intermittently trips in wet weather

Hi all - I have an intermittent problem with an outdoor GFCI circuit.

120V circuit, 20amp, main panel mounted GFCI breaker. Line runs to an outdoor circuit. Circuit has an outlet near the back...
10-07-17, 02:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Success! All is good, all works, all looks...

Success! All is good, all works, all looks great. Thanks again for all the support.
Ross
10-07-17, 05:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Thank you!! I appreciate all your help!!

Thank you!! I appreciate all your help!!
10-06-17, 10:03 PM
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Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Pete, one last question. I am ready to finalize...

Pete, one last question. I am ready to finalize the wiring. But in the main breaker panel in the basement, the neutral bar and ground bar are the same - both the neutral whites and bare grounds are...
09-21-17, 04:05 PM
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Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Thanks for the feedback Pete. Sorry for long...

Thanks for the feedback Pete. Sorry for long delay, i was traveling out of the country for a couple of weeks. Yes, that's what I thought about back to back GFIs, so thanks for confirming. Yes, the...
09-09-17, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Yes, confirming I am installing a 2P240V GFCI...

Yes, confirming I am installing a 2P240V GFCI breaker in my main panel. I want the entire circuit protected on GFCI from the main panel. Then, at my sub-panel I plan to use to a regular 2P 240V...
09-08-17, 03:52 PM
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Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

One more question to Pete (sorry to be a pain),...

One more question to Pete (sorry to be a pain), but at the sub panel where my 4 wire line comes in, I wire the black and red to the two main lugs - got that. I wire the green to the ground bar - got...
09-08-17, 03:41 PM
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Posted By rossvesq

Thanks Ben. In fact, I did have the bottom basin...

Thanks Ben. In fact, I did have the bottom basin of the waterfall bonded - it's all concrete but in addition to the bottom suction for the pump, it has a skimmer suction as well on the side, a small...
09-08-17, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Thanks Paul, that's interesting, why would a...

Thanks Paul, that's interesting, why would a ground need to be insulated? I mean, it's a ground wire and they usually aren't. Not sure I understand the electrical risk of an uninsulated ground wire...
09-06-17, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

It is a PondPro, external, self-priming, 0.5HP...

It is a PondPro, external, self-priming, 0.5HP 120V pump that can be used for ponds, waterfalls or pools. It is set up very similar to a pool system, with bottom suction intake in the bottom...
09-06-17, 04:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Thanks to PJMAX for confirming I can do this the...

Thanks to PJMAX for confirming I can do this the way I plan. I have run all of my other outdoor circuits (all 120V) but have never wired up a 240V circuit. I tried to find local electricians who...
09-05-17, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,891
Posted By rossvesq

Splitting 120V off 240v - am I doing it right? And who is John Galt?

Hello everyone,

I have an existing GFCI protected 120V line to my backyard. It runs from the breaker box in the basement via 8 gauge 4 wire direct burial cable to an outdoor J-box, on a 20 amp...
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