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Old 04-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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breaker trips and it has worked for years w/out any problems

My lights at the end of my driveway went out all of a sudden as well as the outlets on them. I have tried a new breaker, but trips right away. I have lived here for 4 years and never a problem before. Any ideas out there for a DIY?



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Old 04-10-2008, 02:50 PM   #2
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If it trips immediately you have s short circuit somewhere. You will need to find the short.

Do you have any sort of test equipment? Was any work done near the wiring like digging for new bushes?


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Old 04-11-2008, 02:23 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info

I checked my outlet box, and sure enough there was a loose wire. Re-connected it and everything works. I guess I should have started with the obvious, just was not sure since it had been alright for so long. Something must have come in contact with my light post (my snow plow probably). Thanks again.
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