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Old 10-29-2008, 06:45 PM   #16
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What would you expect to run for 3 hours or more in a house?
In my house it appears to be every fricken light and every fricken TV. The hairdryers aren't too far out.

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Circuit breakers are designed for short circuit protection not overload protection.
I presume you have seen the corrections to this statement. Rob posted a good explanation with a time curve included.

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Lets see I can name 3 in residential right off the top of my head that can be considered continious loads baseboard heat, water heater (electric not gas), and an oven.
a water heater should not be running for 3 hours unless there is a problem. Baseboard heat, pretty much the same or you need some insulation. The oven, yes.

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