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Old 09-05-2012, 11:09 AM   #3011
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Did you out wait the compressor delay? That's generally the answer.
This guy's got it. Wait until the output light on the STC is solid, not blinking. Blinking = compressor delay. Most of us set it at 10 minutes.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #3012
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mine was default to 3 min - seems to be fine.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #3013
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Thats the power cable your plugging into the wall and you cut open...

Got mine working after struggling with a GFCI outlet that kept tripping my garage breaker...not sure if you cant plug GFCI into a GFCI outlet?
You cannot have two GFCIs on the same circuit, they will trip eachother.... (Just like you saw)
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #3014
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You cannot have two GFCIs on the same circuit, they will trip eachother.... (Just like you saw)
That doesn't make sense to me. Could you provide an explanation or justification for your statement?
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #3015
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You cannot have two GFCIs on the same circuit, they will trip eachother.... (Just like you saw)
This is not entirely true. It's redundant, and many electricians and inspectors advise against it, but if wired correctly they will not trip each other.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #3016
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Did you out wait the compressor delay? That's generally the answer.
Thanks I've been cursing this thing wondering where it was losing power, and this paper work they send is no help.
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:37 PM   #3017
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I have had numerous conversations with the electricians at my work about gfci breakers and gfci outlets (and witnessed issues mself). And I was told that if you have two gfcis on one circuit (gfci breaker, outlet, and/or gfci plug) you can have issues with constant tripping. Not saying something else isn't wrong, but just an idea if everything else is good.

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:20 AM   #3018
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Since this seems to be the place to post, here's my build.


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Old 09-06-2012, 09:37 PM   #3019
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I have had numerous conversations with the electricians at my work about gfci breakers and gfci outlets (and witnessed issues mself). And I was told that if you have two gfcis on one circuit (gfci breaker, outlet, and/or gfci plug) you can have issues with constant tripping. Not saying something else isn't wrong, but just an idea if everything else is good.
I've heard Mike Holmes saying that as well. . .
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:40 AM   #3020
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For what it's worth, I ordered an STC-1000 from the seller in New York, and it got here in about three business days (I ordered it on the 30th of August, and it got here today).
Ordered mine 2 days ago from the same seller. Should be here soon.
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