Originally Posted By: jpope
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I tried your experiment
(don't try this at home kids )
The GFCI receptacle wasn't grounded, so obviously, the tester wouldn't trip the device, but the internal test button worked as it should. . .
So I get out my wiggy (cuz the faucet is right there ), but it didn't trip when I applied a "ground fault" from the hot conductor to the faucet
As it turned out, I didn't actually apply a ground fault as the faucet wasn't bonded to the system
If at first you don't succeed. . .
I grounded the conductor to the light fixture and it worked
So now that I've learned an additional method of "testing" the function of a GFCI receptacle, I'll be looking for the scenario we discussed in another thread.
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