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Default GFCI Outlet in Garage Keeps Tripping

On 6/19/19 1:09 PM, dpb wrote:
On 6/19/2019 12:41 AM, wrote:

Power off the circuit. open all of the boxes on that circuit. Make
sure the wires are away from the sides of the box, no wires are nicked
and make sure all wire nuts are pointed up. That fixes about 99 % of
these things.
Boxes in wet locations get wet inside. Eliminate the ground paths made
by the water.

..."make sure all wire nuts are pointed up."

Hadn't ever thought of that one -- makes some sense if there is really
heavy condensation problem or the box actually does take on water,
though.* Altho in SW KS unless it's outside in a downpour, such issues
are pretty-much a non-issue, I could see in those swampy places to live
like Houston.

Motor junction boxes on irrigation systems. Crews are supposed to
do that.