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Author Topic: Hickory man shocked (but not electrocuted). :o  (Read 15269 times)

John Roberts {JR}

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Re: Hickory man shocked (but not electrocuted). ghost GFCI trip
« Reply #50 on: July 09, 2017, 11:22:20 pm »

Next time you're in a hardware store grab a couple of extra GFI outlets. My electrician friends tell me they go bad often..
Yup, I'm thinking of adding a GFCI to my work bench... I already know that it is wired reverse polarity with floating ground, and I found that a little useful when I was still designing my outlet tester (project now abandoned). 

My hot air work station recently died and the $39 replacement (from china) doesn't even pretend to be agency approved like the old one (with meaningless CE mark) the new hot air station has no agency marks at all.  ::)

Good time for a GFCI outlet there too...  8)

JR



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Re: Hickory man shocked (but not electrocuted). ghost GFCI trip
« Reply #51 on: July 10, 2017, 08:13:56 am »

Yup, I'm thinking of adding a GFCI to my work bench... I already know that it is wired reverse polarity with floating ground, and I found that a little useful when I was still designing my outlet tester (project now abandoned). 

My hot air work station recently died and the $39 replacement (from china) doesn't even pretend to be agency approved like the old one (with meaningless CE mark) the new hot air station has no agency marks at all.  ::)

Good time for a GFCI outlet there too...  8)

JR

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Regards, Chris.
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Re: Hickory man shocked (but not electrocuted). ghost GFCI trip
« Reply #52 on: July 10, 2017, 03:51:49 pm »

Next time you're in a hardware store grab a couple of extra GFI outlets. My electrician friends tell me they go bad often..

Yup. Was working a wedding this weekend, and every time I'd plug something in to the GFI (even an extension cord in good condition!) it would trip.

Venue owner replaced it with a standard receptacle and I used a plug-in GFI with no tripping problems.
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Re: Hickory man shocked (but not electrocuted). ghost GFCI trip
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