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*GFCI ISSUES*

Every time it rains the Gfci Trips

GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupters)
monitor the inbalance of current between the hot and neutral conductors if  power were to go else-where
nomally via the ground your gfci will pop

Solutions:

First step: find out what is triping the gfci
It could be just one item or could be several
sometimes it takes more than one item to trip it
the average gfci has a 5ma tollerance for power leakage
which could mean several sets working together trips the gfci.

Second step: once you find the lights and maby cords that are causing the problems make sure the connectons are above the ground use light stakes found at most stores.

Also if you are using un-sealed lights the ones you get at most stores power could be leaking out the back of the light sockets you might need to lift them off the ground using stakes.

Metal and other wet items conducting power

you need to issolate the path to ground
non conducting paint for eg can be some help.
Your best solution for both is to get SEALED light strings
most online retailers sell them.

Do not Remove your GFCI IT IS A SAFETY DEVICE AND IS REQUIRED BY THE NEC.

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