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brfran

07:31AM | 11/27/05
Member Since: 11/26/05
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We have had problems over the years of our GFCI often. Mostly tied to rain and I think our outdoor lighting. This is on a 15 amp circuit breaker.

Now it appears that Christmas lights are causing a problem (raining today).

Here is a scenario. Yesterday, for instance, let's say 10 strands of lights worked just fine (dry out), today, if I plug is say 5, the five strands work fine, Then, I unplug that 5 and plug in the other 5 it again is fine (so no short in either set of 5)if I go with all 10, it the GFCI is triggered.

My question, if there was some kind of a short due to the water, apparently the draw on the line can impact this? In other words, a short is more likely to occur the larger the draw????

Thanks


househelper

06:28AM | 11/28/05
Member Since: 03/31/05
265 lifetime posts
You may have a short at the point where the two strands connect, causing the gfci to trip.
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