DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

breaker

  1. Electrical
    Hey all, I'm considering putting in a couple breaker-style whole house surge protectors, like this or this. Does anyone have experience with these? Mainly, how long do these typically last? Don't want to put in the money if they'll have to be replaced every 2-3 years. What has been the...
  2. Electrical
    Hey guys, so I'm a college guy who doesn't have any extensive knowledge on breaker boxes or anything I have a question for all the experts. Tonight, the power to my bedroom in my apartment went out spontaneously. I went to reset/flip the breaker and when I tried it multiple times nothing...
  3. Electrical
    Hey all, Do multi-wire branch circuits REQUIRE a tied 2-pole breaker, and why? What are the risks of not having one? (Referring to when a 14/3 or 12/3 cable is used to power two circuits with a shared neutral/ground.) JC
  4. Electrical
    Purchased a new house, breaker started to randomly trip (obviously more often at night). Builder can't figure out why, replaced with new wire by ripping out ceilings. Still can't fix it. But now, we got a very consistent repro of the issue. Long story short: We have a lighting fixture (LED) in...
  5. Electrical
    Hi there, Looking to get some new breakers for an old Crouse-Hinds 200A service panel. I've heard bits and pieces of how this company was bought out years ago, and then their acquirer was also bought out. Which company/brand of breakers thats available today is compatible with these panels...
  6. Electrical
    I'm running a 12/3 wire from a subpanel. I split the red and black on two different breakers. Red going to a fridge and the black going to counter outlets. Can I run the white neutral wire to the fridge outlet and then to the counter outlet? Same with ground wire?
  7. Electrical
    I'm required to switch out current 200A two-pole feeder breaker with 150A two-pole (see pic of both in my panel). I've never done anything like this before. Here are the steps I'm thinking: 1) turn off power to at breaker 2) remove that connector to left of current 200A breaker (never seen...
  8. Electrical
    I have a new Dewalt 15 Amp miter saw (DWS780) that trips the 20 amp breaker immediately almost every time. The pole barn was just wired a month ago, by an electrician, and all the plugs are installed correctly. I've tried plugging the saw in, by itself, on two different designated outlet...
  9. Electrical
    Hello, I am painting a basement and there is a breaker box and electrical meter on the wall. Coming out of the breaker box and going into the ceiling are white electrical wires that power the upstairs outlets, lights, etc. These are not in any kind of conduit. The wires just travel upward from...
  10. Electrical
    Are 20 amp outlets used on 20 amp breakers? I actually have multiple electrical questions. Should I make one thread or keep one question per thread?
  11. Electrical
    I lost power to half of my breaker box. When I check the voltage to each lug on the main breaker, I only see 120 on 1 side of the breaker. Is that normal? If I measure the voltage between the two lugs I get 120. Is my problem at the main breaker or maybe out at my power pole? Thanks.
  12. Electrical
    Hello. I have a garage that is separate from the house. The power cable run to the garage by the previous residents decades ago allows only a 20 amp capacity. Therefore, I occasionally run too much equipment in the garage and the breaker flips, and I have to walk over to the house, access the...
  13. Plumbing
    We purchased this house last year and I am not familiar with an ejector pump. Just found out what it was after the alarm went off in the laundry room. Guys came and opened the tank outside. It's small and he says it may be a faulty pump and proceeds to drain. There is thick globs of white chunks...
  14. Electrical
    Hi, I'm replacing breakers in panel. There were a few double pole single throw breakers that I'm replacing with a few 20a and 15a tandem/mini breakers (2 breakers that occupy one slot). Any limitation on how many breakers can be put into the 200a panel? Any other things I should consider?
  15. Electrical
    Hi Everyone, I have a Square D electric panel, and yesterday the main breaker died on me. Because it's a 220, and still live on one side, I definitely think this is out of my DIY comfort. They showed me how the breaker couldn't be "popped" in an out, as it was the main line, and the entire...
  16. Electrical
    Hi, I have 3 outdoor lights on my home (this model: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.l...000667820.html). I recently posted about an issue with one of them which would turn on for only 5 seconds and then turn off. I ended up replacing that unit with an identical one which worked perfectly for...
  17. Electrical
    So we lost power and the power company (PG&E) came out and said it was the main breaker. They actually pulled the meter and the main breaker for me so there is no power to the panel. He seemed to imply that I could just put in a new breaker and then PG&E would come back out and put the meter...
  18. Electrical
    Got a whirlpool over the range microwave thats been there for 4 1/2 years. Recently it started tripping the breaker randomly at least once a day. I replaced the wall receptical and it worked fine for about a week, then started tripping again. I used an extension cord and plugged it in where...
  19. Electrical
    I have been having a problem at my house for the last few weeks. It started around the time I put up Christmas Lights so my initial thought was that it was the poorly manufactured Christmas Lights. The first breaker to trip was the one in my bedroom (not on the same circuit as the Christmas...
  20. Electrical
    Long story, so here's the short narrative. Water heater blew and flooded the house we bought 2 months ago. It was inside the house. So now we are wanting to with a tankless model, for various reasons. The unit I'm looking at, not to mention all models of this GPM require a triple 40A breaker. My...
Top