If that's true, then NO WONDER mine flipped when I plugged my leaf-blower
But really -- I thought it was a LOT safer to use gfci's.
Like in a basement shop with concrete floor on high-humidity
day. Electric drill -- you'd plug that into a gfci, wouldn't
Or in a kitchen, where maybe EVERY outlet is either individually
gfci'd (I gather from reading this group that that's overkill) or
(better) is "downwind" of one.
Then what about, you know, a blender, cuisineart, etc. Or even
a shopvac for messy times.
Please, just what is it about a motor that\'s bad for a gfci?
(Not that I have any real idea or feeling for how one works.)
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009 06:36:31 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That reminds me of the plumber and the code people.
The plumber wrote to the officials and explained how acid was
a great tool for clearing a drain.
They wrote back with a long winded explination why it would
not work. The plumber wrote back thanking them for agreeing.
After a few more letters the authorities were frustrated and
worte "It burns the ^$%% out of the pipes." The plumber finally got
If you think you know more than the people who write the
national codes, maybe you should write them a lettler ...
I had a pool and the outdoor electrical outlet for the pump motor had to be
on a GFCI circuit by code. In addition, all of the outdoor outlets on my
present house are GFCI protected. What other than a motor driven device am I
going to use these outlets for?
On Fri, 07 Aug 2009 17:44:41 -0400, Congoleum Breckenridge
Most of which are not really because they're more likely to trip a
GFCI (either due to a fault in the device or the GFCI), but because
the consequence of the power being cut to them is greater than the
electrical risk the GFCI is protecting against, which isn't true of
other devices, motors or not.
I wouldn't plug my life support equipment into a GFCI either, but I
certainly am happy to know my power washer, hair dryer, trouble light,
etc are on one.
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