Re: load to much for gfci
No. You need at least 10 awg for the distance possibly bigger with circuit that long. Heavier guage wire is not going to compensate for the tremendous voltage drop you will encounter with an outdoor 120v circuit that long.
Originally Posted by schlo
Your "industrial plugs" on two ends making cheater cables and piggy backing receptacles is no good. That is no way to wire a circuit path. It is a dangerous thing to do.
You need water proof connections and need to learn how to properly wire a circuit.
You shouldn't be reusing old cable that was already having problems and was over-amped and over heated already, even if you checked continuity, you had a previous fault problem and the cable was already overheating before you started this project.
For a distance that long you NEED to wire a four-wire 240 v feeder to a panel then run shorter 120v circuit paths.
You need a equipotential bonding grid around pools.
Household CFLs around pools not wise.
High water tables (tidal) near ocean numerous possible conflicting issues and conditions in Jupiter, Florida, your described efforts causing even more dangerous. Completely disconnect your objectional current and fault producing project and get a pro, your risking life not just property of your daughter and anyone else.
Last edited by Gray Watson; 03-09-2009 at 12:12 PM.
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