Need Air Compressor Help
  Re: RE: Need Air Compressor Help by MarkSLSmith (I only have one othe...)
Another option is to go with a GFI breaker and regular outlet.  

  Re: Need Air Compressor Help by MarkSLSmith (Folks, I thought ...)
Status update.  I went with a replacement GFI outlet.  After checking the records, I determined that the last one lasted about 6.5 years.

Replacing the circuit breaker was an attractive option.  However, my electric guy who did the upgrade in May 2014 put both outside circuits (each having only one outlet) on a tandem breaker.  As far as I can tell, it is difficult to buy a tandem GFI breaker.  So my reasoning was that I would have to move one of the circuits to another slot (thus consuming one more slot), and buy two new GFI breakers and two new outdoor outlets.  This was about 5-6x more expensive than just replacing with one new GFI outlet.  If the new one lasts as long as the old one, I'll probably be ahead.  Does this make sense to anyone?

It helped that accessing the outlet, while not real convenient, was not as bad as I thought it would be.

Mark in Sugar Land, TX

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