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Old 05-07-2009, 10:49 PM   #16
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i dont have the money i have another breaker i stole from a foreclosed unit i am probuly going to lose a home i paid 92 grand in cash for i hate every minute of my life now. i could havehad 130 grand and stayed at chalet vegas but i didnt.denial was thinking i knew what i was doing when i wasnt. the electrican last year snapped it back after i had trid several times so it may hold .any sizzle however faint sound was from twisting it to see if it was intermitant. i thankyou for your helpkind sir i am sitting here in 98 degrere knowing i cant use the ac i should have sold my stuff when it was worth something. instead of buying another one

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Old 05-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #17
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I remember what Sam Walton said when the stock market crashed in the 80's. He lost a few billion dollars and he said "it's only paper".

True, he still had a few billion, but it helped me to realize that stuff is....well....it's stuff.

You will shake off your losses and move on with your life. I consider any money I've ever lost, tuition. If you have learned something from it then it wasn't in vain.

A breaker may be really inexpensive...less than $30. I save all the old main breakers I pull out and would gladly give one to someone in need. If you can get a breaker (don't steal one...karma's a *****) ask the power company guy to install it. Sometimes they will help you out.

If you have a camera, post a pic of the breaker.
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Old 02-02-2016, 09:52 AM   #19
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I heard a sizzling sound n a spark from the main breaker when i put on my deep freezer and microwave. ....im think i should change the main breaker and run dedicated lines
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Sizzling is arcing. Contact points are probably burnt up where the breaker contacts the mains.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:17 AM   #21
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Anybody know y that plastic /yea plastic part connected to the neutral bar n breaker first time i see this.....its not a wire strange
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