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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
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    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.
        "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
        John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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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, 07:36 AM.
            "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
            John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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