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Old 05-09-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default GFI. how important is this?

How important is a GFI when using a pump?

I am about to buy a pump and it says its important but are they just trying to sell more crap?

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Liquid and electricity don't mix well. GFI is very important. A kettle could tip, a hose could crack, melt, or slip off or out of something. It's not worth taking the chance.

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I would say anytime you're working with electricity and liquid, I would make sure you have some contingency plan for an accident. When we bought our house a few years ago, it wouldn't pass inspection because there was an outlet less than 6 feet away from the sink that wasn't a GFCI outlet. Wherever you're working, I would make sure you had one for your pump.

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Old 05-09-2008, 04:50 PM   #4
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ok. is 14 bucks a good price? or can they be had at the home depot cheaper?

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Very important. You can buy a GFI outlet adapter.

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yeah i need one also i guess.. was wondering about HD

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http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100117184
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whats the difference between this and a surge protector.. ?

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Thanks liquid. It looks alot better if i spend the money at HD cuz that is for the home, not the hobby . Normally the spending is a non issue, but i have dropped a load of cash on brewing lately. (700 last week)

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Thanks liquid. It looks alot better if i spend the money at HD cuz that is for the home, not the hobby . Normally the spending is a non issue, but i have dropped a load of cash on brewing lately. (700 last week)
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