RCD Tripping

Discussion in 'Pond Archive' started by Peter, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Hi all, I am hoping we have some electrician/ponders lurking about,
    because since I started bringing my pond out of winter mode and turning
    on the pumps etc, the spur that provides the electricity has been
    interminantly tripping at the RCD. It seems to be getting worse and
    sometimes its even tripping with no devices attached.
    Is there any easy way to check what might be causing the problem armed
    only with a multimeter? Even if I end up calling in an electrician it
    would be nice to know if they are doing the right things.
    Peter, Mar 22, 2011
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  2. Peter

    Rodney Pont Guest

    Had this on ours a few years ago. Turned out to be rodents chewing the
    cable and the solution was to replace it.
    Rodney Pont, Mar 23, 2011
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  3. Peter

    JB Guest

    For whatever reason, in the early spring, ants are attracted to my
    outdoor GFI outlet to build their nest/den/whatever it's called. I've
    been buying replacement GFIs in a 3 -pack since I seem to have to
    replace them a couple of times a year because of this.
    JB, Mar 23, 2011
  4. Peter

    ~ jan Guest

    JB, you might want to move the picnic away from the GFI. ;-)

    ~ jan
    ~ jan, Mar 27, 2011
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