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Articles about GFI


Electrical Wiring for Bathroom GFI Outlets

by Dave Rongey

Andre from Burlington, Ontario asks: How do I wire a GFI outlets in two separate washrooms but on the same circuit when one GFI has four wires and the second only has two.


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Outdoor Ceiling Fan and GFCI Protection

by Dave Rongey

How to Wire and Install an Outdoor Ceiling Fan: When installing an outdoor ceiling fan, does the fan have to be connected to an GFI circuit?


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Installing an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub

by Dave Rongey

How to Install an Electrical Circuit for a Whirlpool Tub: Where a 240 volt circuit is required with a neutral a 3-wire cable with a ground must be installed, 4 wires in all.


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Cause of Bathroom That Lost Power to Light and Outlet

by Dave Rongey

How to Troubleshooting and Repairing Bathroom Electrical Wiring: Bathroom Light Switch and power outlet quit working: What is the problem? They are on the same circuit as the downstairs bathroom those still work.


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Fixing Lost Electrical Power in a Garage

by Dave Rongey

How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power in a Garage – Be sure about the condition of the circuit breakers or fuses. Circuit breakers may appear to be in the ON position when they may be tripped OFF.


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Motor Home Circuit Electrical Troubleshooting

by Dave Rongey

How to Detect Motor Home Outlet Circuit Failures – The power source should be tested from the closest junction box to the panel and out from there to all the other affected outlets. A visual Inspection of the outlets, wiring and wire connectors.


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Hairdryer Outlet and GFI Safety Requirement

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Protection Requirements for a Hairdryer Near a Sink – Keep in mind that if this outlet will be within 6 feet of a sink then the outlets require GFI protection.


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How to Protect Kitchen Outlets with GFCI

by Dave Rongey

Protecting Kitchen Outlets Against Ground Faults – Typically GFCI protection is provided by positioning the GFCI receptacle in the…


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Why Bathroom Outlets Stop Working

by Dave Rongey

My bathroom outlet is losing power after taking a shower. Every time i try to reset the outlet, that doesn’t take care of the problem. What would the next step be?


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Why Outdoor Outlets Stop Working

by Dave Rongey

Three outdoor outlets quit working. They are on same service panel switch as garage and outdoor light. The circuit breaker had not tripped…


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Half Bath GFI Outlet Location

by Dave Rongey

I was wondering if it was OK to have a GFCI wall outlet within 5ft. of a shower stall in a half bath?


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Sauna Heater Electrical GFI Receptacle

by Dave Rongey

I have a home sauna heater which has a plug with one straight blade, other angled blade and ground…


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Why Does My GFI Circuit Not Have Power?

by Dave Rongey

My GFI Circuit Does Not Have Power: GFI Circuit Problem.


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Electrical Question From Robert About GFCI Wiring

by Dave Rongey

Electrical Question : I have a gfi plug that is connected to the circuit breaker box. This is the main “reset” for the house. The house keeps getting these spots where the electric will go out and the gfi will kick in.


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