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Nah..that's too much work. Get one of those heavy gauge 2 or 3 ft extensions with a triple head on it and plug it in, thread it through the verticals and lay it on the deck. Mount a pointy wooden dowel on the inside of the weather cover with the point in contact with the reset button. Viola! or something like that...GFCI pops...deflect the cover with a stick to reset the breaker. Done.

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Nah..that's too much work. Get one of those heavy gauge 2 or 3 ft extensions with a triple head on it and plug it in, thread it through the verticals and lay it on the deck. Mount a pointy wooden dowel on the inside of the weather cover with the point in contact with the reset button. Viola! or something like that...GFCI pops...deflect the cover with a stick to reset the breaker. Done.

In Canada, if the receptacle is over 9 feet (3 meters) above the ground, a GFCI is not rquired. FYI, For Y'alls Info. [:)]

I have a picture of the extension cord upgrade.

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One outside each entry. Sparky did not know/guessed on location, or deck man changed his mind. Maybe somebody buried a septic tank where the deck was to be. Tank can be close as ten feet to house. I saw one house where the deck teetered on a beam with no leg on one end because one end of the deck encroached over the tank.

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