Electrical Wiring in the Home/Basement outlets
I've lived in my home for 3 and a half years. My sump pump has just started tripping the GFI oultlet about every 48 hours. Some times when the pump turns on but sometimes even when its not running. I plugged the sump pump into a regular 15 amp outlet for 10 days without it tripping a circuit breaker. My question is: Can I change the GFI to a regular outlet in the basement in Sussex County Delaware?
As long as the outlet is not readily accessible, you don't need a GFCI for a sump pump. If that is the only outlet in the basement (or in that area), you may want to leave the GFCI there, and then run a wire closer to the pump without a GFCI, so that no one plugs anything else into it. Best to use a single outlet rather than a duplex.
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