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Old 09-20-2023, 09:16 AM   #1
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We had two high heat items on GFI circuit near sink, tripped the circuit.Went to the outside outlet to reset and GFI would not reset. Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2023, 09:21 AM   #2
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Check the breakers under the rear seat. There should be a pair of them in a sub panel if you have an inverter. A GFCI will not reset without power.
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Old 09-20-2023, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thank you, that did the trick. Much appreciated
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Old 09-20-2023, 10:50 AM   #4
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Wow, you have to get up early to be of any help.

To clarify one thing for you. At home your kitchen receptacles are split. You can plug one high draw item in the top plug and one in the bottom. They're on two separate circuits and circuit breakers. But in the trailer you can't do that, the outlets aren't split.

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Old 09-20-2023, 01:20 PM   #5
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Hey Ron,
Thanks for the reply. It was my fault I told my wife it was time to make the toast as I was outside cooking the eggs and bacon, forgot to tell her to not use the same plug as the coffee maker. We’re all good now.
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Old 09-21-2023, 11:38 AM   #6
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Wow, you have to get up early to be of any help.

To clarify one thing for you. At home your kitchen receptacles are split. You can plug one high draw item in the top plug and one in the bottom. They're on two separate circuits and circuit breakers. But in the trailer you can't do that, the outlets aren't split.

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Is that the code in your location?
It might be a feature some would pay for but it would be expensive.
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Is that the code in your location?
It might be a feature some would pay for but it would be expensive.
It's been code here for at least 50 years that I know of. Now the code requires much more than the good old days.

Not really that expensive. You can't have all the kitchen outlets on one circuit so more than one circuit breaker would be required anyway. The split receptacles are wired using 14/3 wire so there's no additional wire to run.

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Old 09-21-2023, 02:35 PM   #8
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In our jurisdiction, it would be 12awg as a kitchen requires 20amp circuits(2 min.). I say expensive because sharing a neutral would require a handle-tied breaker so if one was over loaded, they both go. To achieve a truly separate circuit, you would need to run another. The rabbit hole of the electric code…..
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What increased wiring costs here was first GFCIs but now the requirement for AFCIs. Anyone using an old arcky sparky skill saw will be looking for another outlet to use.

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