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Hi Mike! We spoke yesterday about the wiring I was trying

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Hi Mike!
We spoke yesterday about the wiring I was trying to problem solve outdoors before the winter. I need to bother you again!
I never did get the electrical going yesterday.
I had to start at the beginning and check everything from top to bottom. One issue...my GFCI was faulty. I put in a new one and the outlets are working...but when I turn on the switch for the lights...I trip the GFCI.
I really don't know what end to start at now!
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you.If the receptacles and the lights share a neutral, the GFCI's can't use the load terminals. The circuit will trip because it determines the load from the lights on the neutral is a fault. That was what I tried to advise you yesterday.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you!


With all the tear down I had to do today to figure out the switch and GFCI were faulty...I completely forgot that I couldn't use the load. <sigh>


I did listen! I really did! Thanks again for your patience!

Very good. That modification should do it.

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