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Old 05-18-2009, 11:29 AM   #16
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Let me pose this simple question. Did you remove the circuit neutral from the bar in the panel and place it on the other screw on the breaker?
Yes I put the neutral from the circuit onto the terminal screw for the neut on the breaker and put the neut pigtale from the breaker to the neut bar in the panel

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Old 05-18-2009, 11:35 AM   #17
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Yes I put the neutral from the circuit onto the terminal screw for the neut on the breaker and put the neut pigtale from the breaker to the neut bar in the panel
In that case, I bet if you started looking and switch and receptacle boxes, you'd find a ground wire against a neutral terminal somewhere. Could also be a bad breaker. Using a continuity tester, and everything on the circuit in the off position or un-plugged, turn the breaker off and remove the white wire from it. Test for continuity between the free white wire and the ground bar in the panel. If you have a reading, you have a ground and neutral touching somewhere.
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Okay I checked it out today and there is continuity between the hot and neutral. so now I just have to find where its at.
there has been a regular single pole breaker in there for years, wouldnt the hot and neut touching somewhere cause that to trip also? its always worked fine... just wondering
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Okay I checked it out today and there is continuity between the hot and neutral. so now I just have to find where its at.
there has been a regular single pole breaker in there for years, wouldnt the hot and neut touching somewhere cause that to trip also? its always worked fine... just wondering
You are not looking for continuity between hot and ground. Of that's present because of the loads on the circuit. You are looking for continuity between the disconnected neutral and ground. There should be none.
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Well, it is possible he's developed a normal short circuit as well.
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Well, it is possible he's developed a normal short circuit as well.
And a regular breaker that still holds? Nah.
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I didn't realize he had switched them back and forth since the original replacement.

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