I realize that the law only requires 1 year of warranty, but the GFCI Receptacle was installed less than 19 months ago (4-10-01), and I'd really like to think my work should last a lot longer than that! Besides, the job wasn't punched-out until 3-12-02, so then it would still be a warrantee call by that. Kind of a grey area, so I give the benefit of the doubt to the customer.
It was one of the rare instances that I used an Eagle GFCI... Leviton is my main brand, mainly due to the fact that my supplier distributes Leviton. I've never had this problem with a Leviton brand GFCI receptacle, or any other device for that matter.
The wall is insulated, would caulking help to seal around the box? It is flush mounted.
The plug on the hottub is too big to fit under the in-use-cover. If it ain't one thing... it's another!
Pauluk, good call, I always check with red on hot and black on neutral or ground (or the other hot)... I'll reverse the leads and see what I get...
...Trying various different combinations, line, load, and reversing the leads, I still get a reading settling down quickly to 12 or 13 Ohms. The DMM has read briefly from 120 to 250 Ohms for a moment before settling to 12 or 13 Ohms on each test.
How little resistance is this thing giving to trip the breaker instantly? Is that safe?
What if it were in an old home with an over-sized OCPD? Would it heat up internally and be a fire hazard?
Is UL aware that they can fail in this manner?
Am I just freaking out again?
[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 11-06-2002).]