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Need Advice Townhome: where are all the GFIs?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by exp123, May 20, 2014.

  1. exp123

    exp123 New Member

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    I have a quick question for townhome owners in the area: my house was built in 2007. I may need to find all the GFIs in the house.

    Here is what I could find:

    - 1 in the basement
    - 1 in the garage
    - 2 in the kitchen
    - 1 in the master bath.

    Is there another one hiding somewhere?
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Do you have one in the main bathroom? I believe it's code.
     
  3. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Check the furnace room also.

    Did you check each GFI outlet by seeing if they have power, and pressing the 'RESET' button on each?
     
  4. exp123

    exp123 New Member

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    yes. I have one in the main bathroom.
    and yes, I checked the furnace, there is no GFI there.
    Yes, I checked each GFI outlet, they all have power.

    Anywhere else I could look at please? I've even asked neighbors, they are all puzzled.

    I have a mosby townhome.
     
  5. Steve Campot

    Steve Campot Broadlands Real Estate Broker

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    One GFI can control up to 10 outlets down the line. You can buy a GFI tester at Home Depot for about $10. Instructions are in the box or there is always Utube. Your home inspector should have checked each one.
     
  6. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    When i lived in the Broadmoor townhouse, i had an issue one time with the one of the GFI runs in my ktichen. All of the sudden my toaster over and coffee pot stopped working. Turns out the circuit continued out of my kitchen, under the floor, over into my dining room (which was not close). An electrician found a loose wire at the end of the line in the last outlet for the dining room. Craziest (and stupidest) way of wiring. He was puzzled for 30 minutes trying to figure out what was going on--we walked through the house with testers until we found more outlets not working.
     
  7. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Do you still use this electrician and would you recommend him/her?
     
  8. woopity

    woopity cdubs ya know!

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    I actually found him on this board---he was a broadlands resident when i called. I think the hourly rate was $125 or something like that...and when he finished after 45 minutes, he checked out some other outlets for me to use up the full hour. Very impressed.

    Mike Breece (Breece Electric) His # is 703-723-8222
     
  9. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    That's good to know...thanks.
     
  10. doberman

    doberman New Member

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    I've got a single family home, so different design. But I had to hunt for one and finally found it in the basement under the steps in a location you basically have to crawl to access. I checked every wall, and this one wasn't on a wall, but simply on the studs holding the stairs.
     
  11. exp123

    exp123 New Member

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    found it!!! in the attic. hidden behind the foil thing. broke the foil, and found it!!


    thanks all!
     

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