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Old 01-10-2011, 06:22 AM   #8993
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Originally Posted by Guy Young View Post
One thing I noticed last night when screwing with the welder, my GFI receptacles seem to be affected by the high frequency when doing AC welding of aluminum. Unfortunately, all of those receptacles are on one of the same "legs" as the welder receptacle. Being a 230VAC device, there's no way to avoid it. The really bad thing is that the one most affected is the one that runs the 'fridge, i.e., the one that keeps my beer cold. Fortunately, I noticed the problem and reset the GFI.

This is certainly unacceptable and will need to be fixed - somehow.
Guy, There is no NEC requirement for the refg to be on a GFI becuase of the compressor, that's the good news, bad news, run another circuit to the refg, now adult beverage is cold
Kurt Nordstrom
Spotsylvania, VA
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