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Re: [TowerTalk] GFI Outlets

To: "Gary \"Joe\" Mayfield" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] GFI Outlets
From: "Tom McAlee" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 22:01:44 -0400
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I inadvertently wired my garage door opener into a GFI breaker.  Every so 
often when running at full legal limit it would trip.  It didn't happen a 
lot; perhaps once a month or so.  I took the door opener off that circuit 
and it hasn't happened since.

Tom, NI1N

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary "Joe" Mayfield" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 9:38 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] GFI Outlets

>I finally got something up in the air, not much just a 20' high dipole on 
> meters.  It loads up fine, and I can hear a suprizing amount of stuff on 
> the
> band, but when fed with 100 Watts it trips about a third of the GFI 
> outlets
> in the house.  The ones closest to and furthest from the antenna tripped 
> and
> the ones in the middle did not (all seperate circuits).  I assume it is 
> the
> wire length that is getting me.  The GFIs were made by Levitron and Pass &
> Seymour.  The Pass & Seymour "premium" GFI was installed in 2004, and the
> house was built in 2000.
> I would be willing to pay a "premium" price for GFIs with a little 
> filtering
> built in.  Does such a thing exsist?  A quick check on the internet 
> reveals
> many folks with this problem and few solutions.  What have other folks 
> done?
> Thanks for the Help and 73,
> Joe
> kk0sd


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