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  1. Did My GFCI Circuit Breaker Fail?

    Electrical
    A Siemens QF-120 GFCI circuit breaker has only two outlets in its circuit. One of them is a duplex outlet on my deck. The other is a kitchen outlet with nothing normally plugged into it. One day my wife plugged a blender into the kitchen outlet. Nothing happened. When I checked, the breaker had...
  2. crispy cable! Why wouldn't a breaker trip?

    Electrical
    I lately encountered a melted cable in a new construction. And can't really figure out why. Hoping ya'll got some idears. Story goes like this. A friend of mine had three different people work on her new house new electrical installation. After walls we're covered one of those guys was trying...
  3. Testing a breaker

    Electrical
    Hi, I have a 20 amp square D home line circuit breaker that trips very intermittently, seemingly without any excess load. The circuit serves 6 outlets with one computer that draws ~300 watts and 160 watts of lighting. The breaker is 6 months old but I can't think of other issues in the circuit...
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