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G F C I Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters


G F C I Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters. OSHA defines these as, “devices intended for the protection of personnel that will de-energize a circuit, or portion of a circuit when the current to ground exceeds a predetermined value.”

These protections may be on an outlet, where many of us will see a button to reset a GFCI. Newer homes sometimes have the GFCI at the breaker in the service panel.




GFCI devices have a “shelf-life” of 7-10 years, occasionally failing after only 5 years. Since GFCI’s are a very important safety item in your house, it is important to replace them if they fail.

If you have one circuit or several devices failing, please call Legacy Electric to discuss changing out these devices.

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