I did - immediately. End of problem :-)
I'm not opposed to having the circuit protected by a GFCI, but having the
GFCI outside the house is just wrong. You should not take out the front room
and half a bedroom when your christmas tree lights trip the GFCI. If I had a
chance to do it myself, I would have put all outslide lights and outlets on
their own circuit, instead of mixing them like it currently is. For $.10,
I'd rewire the house myself and do it my way. Get rid of some of the
spaghetti wiring, add a few more circuits, design it a bit better.
Well, it makes me feel better than my reply contained:
"Oh, and one other thing I just though of: if you have any GFCI (ground
fault circuit interrupters) in your house, check each of them. I
actually found a house once where someone looking for a convenient
source of power tapped off of a GFCI in a bathroom and fed it to the
lights and ceiling fans in two adjacent bedrooms. It took a lot of head
scratching to finally figure out than a tripped GFCI killed the power."
Sometimes you just gotta' get it right (even if you do misspell "thought".
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