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Old 12-22-2016, 11:45 PM   #21
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I still like drawings.
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The picture I am getting is that OP's journeyman needs to go back to apprentichip school.


Basic 411 on how a GFI works

The GFI measures the current on the load side of both the nuteral and the hot.

The receptical is on load side as are the load terminal screws

If the current on the load side of the hot is differant than the currant on the nuter, the GFI assumes that it's a fault to ground and cuts both the hot and the nuter



If you connect a neutral to the load side of a GFI and that nuteral's hot comes from anywhere other than the load side hot terminal, the GFI will do it's job and be tripping every time there is a load over 50ma. (Don't quote me of 50ma, but I think that's the threashold)
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Old 12-23-2016, 04:09 AM   #22
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Sorry for the long read, and I was just giving an example of what I thought he did. I thought it was 2 different circuits under 2 different breakers. I asked him today, turns out its just 1 circuit.
Well it was a wild ride....thanks for entertaining me.
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Sorry for the long read, and I was just giving an example of what I thought he did. I thought it was 2 different circuits under 2 different breakers. I asked him today, turns out its just 1 circuit.
Don't apologize, you should never allow the facts to make your stories less interesting.
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