When I push the reset button on a GFI outlet on the outside of my
house it does not pop anymore. This outlet is in a proper and covered
exterior box, so it's not where rain has been getting in. The outlet
still works, but I question whether the GFI protection is still there.
I sort of have my doubts because I threw the female end of an
extension cord in a plastic pail of water and plugged the male end of
the cord in that outlet, and it did not trip. Of course I know a
plastic pail is not really grounded.
Do GFIs do this sometimes? Why? It's only about 3 years old, so its
not an age issue.
Key Word --- Levitan
All Levitan products sold in big box BORGs (and clones) are junk. Don't
buy. Try to buy "Specification Grade" devices; as in Architect approved
drawings and specifications for a building itemized electric devices.
Cost a bit more, but well worth it.
I purchase them from electrical supply companies, as I have done since they
were invented. There is a normal rate of failure that these new one have
well exceeded. I don't need specification grade for residential wiring as
these have in the past , always been fine
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