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Thread: Pool Pump Gfci

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldDigger View Post
    If you do not believe that all three circuits developed leaky loads at the same time, I guess it is more probable that something happened to the feeder neutral that also created a spurious ground to neutral bond upstream of the breakers.
    Or all three have been leaking for a long time but there was no solid EGC connection to carry the leakage current.

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    I hope that is not true as my guys installed the feeder. That is what I am going to check out.
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    I do not believe GFCIs need a solid EGC connection to work. All they need is a path. Ants, water, dew, flesh, etc.
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    Pool pumps do not require GFI.... Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptonsparky View Post
    I do not believe GFCIs need a solid EGC connection to work. All they need is a path. Ants, water, dew, flesh, etc.
    Gfci do not need an equipment grounding conductor to work
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertsledzaus80 View Post
    Pool pumps do not require GFI.... Right?

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    t correct. It has been many code cycles where swimming pool motors have been required to have gfci depending if they were 20 amps or less. Now all single phase pool motors need gfci protection

    680.21(C) GFCI Protection. Outlets supplying pool pump motors
    connected to single-phase, 120-volt through 240-volt branch
    circuits, whether by receptacle or by direct connection, shall be
    provided with ground-fault circuit-interrupter protection for
    personnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
    Gfci do not need an equipment grounding conductor to work
    But to the extent that there is no alternate grounding path there may not be enough current to trip a GFCI.
    Admittedly that is far less likely when you also have an equipotential grid present, as with a pool.

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