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sneak path for electricity

Posted by tom b on January 19th, 2003 05:27 PM
In reply to GFIC Problem by Jim on January 18th, 2003 04:02 PM [Go to top of thread]

Those outlets merely they work by making sure the hot current and the return current are the same. If they are not you have a sneak path somewhere in the house.

One such place is with fluorescent lighting. i've heard of several instances where a sneak path to chassis (greenie) through the magnetics in the ballasts has happened.

Check your meter, if you do have a sneak path your bills are probably abnormally high and the meter is spinning like a record.

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