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General Electric GFCI
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Posted 12/19/09 01:42 PM
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I found this recently. Does anyone know how old this is?
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#191152 - 12/19/09 03:51 PM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: sockets]
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early 80's would be my guess.... I have a couple of these also
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#191158 - 12/19/09 05:16 PM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: Lostazhell]
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Yep. I installed plenty of those in the early 80s. I believe they were among the first wiring devices that GE made in Mexico.
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#191935 - 01/19/10 06:26 PM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: EV607797]
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Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*
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#191940 - 01/20/10 06:10 AM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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Originally Posted By Texas_Ranger
Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*

yes, but do you want the ground left or right?
grin
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#191945 - 01/20/10 12:16 PM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: JoeKP]
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Originally Posted By JoeKP
Originally Posted By Texas_Ranger
Kinda solves the ground up/down dilemma *ducks and runs for cover*

yes, but do you want the ground left or right?
grin


smile Well, I think I'd want the neutral to be on top, and the hot below. If something thin and conductive should fall and touch the neutral (which was on top), no big deal, if, however... frown If this is a valid reason, GE got it backwards.
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#191946 - 01/20/10 12:18 PM Re: General Electric GFCI [Re: JoeKP]
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Unless you like reading the T and R buttons while standing on your head, it looks like it's designed so that the ground goes on the right.

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