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    Customer had pump plugged into a normal grounded outlet.
    Outlet was replaced with a GFI and tested ok.
    When pump is plugged into the outlet the circuit disconnects.

  • #2
    Re: Gfi

    Ejector or sump pumps aren't supposed to be plugged into GFCI outlets.

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    • #3
      Re: Gfi

      I believe the pump should be on a dedicated circuit, so you wouldn't need a GFI.
      No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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      • #4
        Re: Gfi

        Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
        I believe the pump should be on a dedicated circuit, so you wouldn't need a GFI.
        Having a dedicated circuit is not the reason for not needing a GFCI.
        The small amount of current (5mA) required to trip a GFCI is the problem.
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        • #5
          Re: Gfi

          Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
          Having a dedicated circuit is not the reason for not needing a GFCI.
          The small amount of current (5mA) required to trip a GFCI is the problem.
          good to know!
          No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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          • #6
            Re: Gfi

            Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
            good to know!
            There's more to know than just the 5mA figure.

            Read up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GFCI

            OSHA eTool on GFCI
            http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/etools/cons...ents/gfci.html
            Last edited by Bob D.; 05-21-2009, 08:36 AM.
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            Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
            ---------------
            “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
            ---------
            "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
            ---------
            sigpic http://www.helmetstohardhats.com/

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