R > The GFCI circuit - which is attached to 2 garage outlets, 3 outdoor
R > outlets and 2 indoor outlets - trips frequently. We have a set of
R > low-voltage path lights on each of 2 of the outdoor outlets, and
R > occasional use on the garage and indoor outlets.
R > Sometimes it will go for days without tripping. Sometimes the circuit
R > won't stay on at all. Is it tripping b/c it is running too many
R > outlets? Any suggestions as to how I can fix the problem? Thanks!
There is a possibility of a problem with leakage of the low-voltage
lights but I'm thinking not. To test, unplug both sets during
conditions when the GFCI normally trips. I'm thinking the GFCI will
still trip; you've eliminated the lights as the problem.
What I'm thinking is your GFCI trips during higher moisture conditions
such as after a rain/watering, when it's foggy, humid. There may be a
cobweb or other bug's nest which when humid causes enough conduction
to ground to trip the GFCI. Check inside outlet boxes, switch boxes,
even junction boxes. I would start with the outside boxes first,
especially if the tripping occurs when it rains or when watering (and
if watering obviously the box getting wet!).
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