Originally Posted by larryandlaura
So you are saying that it won't trip a breaker than?
I should have said 99%, not 100%.
It is possible that it could arc between the hot wire and something like the stand or a whole different circuit's ground back to the box and trip but not always the case. A GFCI
will only trip when it senses a change in the status of its' ground. So yes, it COULD arc and it could trip but not always guaranteed.
They now sell arc and GFCI
breakers. They are a few pretty pennies, but well worth it.
There are also a few threads floating around of people using GFCI
's and they tripped for no reason taking out most of the tank from no flow/heat. For the record I do not use any GFCI
's but when I setup the new tank, it will have two 20 amp GFCI
and arc breaker circuits.