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Old 02-03-2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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I think you need to re-read the thread ...
Yeah, I see now no subpanel. Still I suggest poster consults with a qualified electrician. Better safe then sorry! :-)
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:29 PM   #17
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Went out to the garage this morning and had no lights. Checked the panel and neither breaker was tripped. Nothing plugged in. It's an old garage with one pull chain single bulb light and one outlet.

Went in the house to the main panel (runs from there to the garage) and the breaker was tripped. It occupies two slots and is 30 amp on each slot. It says internal common trip. Switched it back on and it buzzed and tripped immediately. Went back out to the garage and shut off the two breakers in the panel out there, came back in and same thing.

Can these breakers go bad?

If so are they hard to change?

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Yeah, I see now no subpanel. Still I suggest poster consults with a qualified electrician. Better safe then sorry! :-)
Eh., Excuse moi.,, I put a underline of OP wording and Oui ., He do have subpanel in the garage.

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Old 02-03-2013, 11:41 PM   #18
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Eh., Excuse moi.,, I put a underline of OP wording and Oui ., He do have subpanel in the garage.

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Yeah, I see now after reading for the 2nd time now, lol. Post: Went out into garage breaker wasn't tripped. Still suggest consulting with a qualified electrician to isolate the problem.
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I am pretty sure it have to be underground conduit or direct buial cable that pretty much done for it.

If the OP have pretty deep frost then no doubt about it., It can do hovac on them. I have fixed them like that when frost hit them hard.

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A good electrician should be able to find the short with a wire tracer, if it is a hard short. If it's a short in water or a short across a gap, the wire tracer won't locate it as easily. A DMM will tell if it's a dead short. If the short can be located, it can be spliced underground.

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Would like to thank all of you for your help in assessing the situation.

I am going to hold off until spring hits here to make things a little easier to fix.
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On a side note, the last thing you want to do, is take the cover of the panel and try to reset a tripping breaker.

Look up arc flash and you will see why.
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