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Old 05-06-2011, 05:08 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by allaboutfish View Post
ok so how cold i get a GCFI? this house is pretty new it was built in around 2004. (it's a rental so i cant really instal anything if it goes in the wall or something.
+1 for JBsDad and using qualified people to do the job right. But, if a poll were taken to see how many people put additional circuit protection on their aquarium setups, I bet you wouldn't see anywhere near double digit % numbers lol (actually, it's not that funny ).

Here's a power strip at Walmart with GFCI built into it.

Walmart.com: Tripp Lite 8-Outlet Safety Power Strip With GFCI Plug - 9' Cord: Computers

Generally speaking you don't want to mess with wiring in a rental without the owners permission. If (god forbid) something were to go wrong even completely separate from putting in a new outlet, insurance companies a notorious for refusing claims based on technicalities like this.

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I have a power strip plugged into a GFCI. I turn off everything before I do maintenance (last time I didn't my glass heater exploded and knicked me. GFCI stopped me from getting shocked

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awesome, but there is no way im spending 80 dollars for 2 of those!!
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You can find a GFCI at Lowes, Home Depot, or any electrical supply store. They cost about $12 and are not difficult to install.
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I use this;

Why? Because its much cheaper in the long run than this is;

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