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Old 09-16-2006, 10:30 AM   #16
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I mentioned the moisture because of the storm and the fact that the breaker at first would not set at all but later stays set for a while,then trips.
This is consistant with a short caused by water at a point that is now drying out.

May not be the problem but just a thought. I work with a lot of damp location troubleshooting and remodeling and have found this once in a while.

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Old 09-16-2006, 10:41 AM   #17
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Just for the record, I checked the wiring and it is 12 gauge not 14 gauge....my trip!!!! Dave
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Old 09-16-2006, 01:26 PM   #18
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Thats funny...Either way, a good dialogue was had.

I guess just check all those connections REALLY well...Pete had suggested looking at the wire nuts...
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Old 09-16-2006, 02:37 PM   #19
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Good News....I finally got it. The hot wire had somehow pitched itself so that it was holding on only by a thread. I ran a new wire and it works fine!!! Thanks for everyone help!! Dave
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Thats great.

Glad to hear it was an easy fix.
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Old 09-16-2006, 08:17 PM   #21
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most exellant DErnest good job

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