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  1. Electrical
    So we have a new construction home that we have been in for less than 2 years. The circuit breaker in question feeds kitchen pendant lights, recessed lighting, and a dining room light. It may feed receptacles too but there is nothing plugged in. Here is the situation: 1) The circuit breaker...
  2. Electrical
    Hello, I recently had my home rewired by a licensed electrician. There was a permit and it passed inspection. Only problem I've had that in one bedroom there are 3 outlets. With only to smart phones plugged in and a fan the breaker keeps tripping. Should it not be able to handle the load from...
  3. Electrical
    Hello all, My wife bought some expensive light fixtures and we installed them on our new circuit which has AFCI breakers (since I did some previous work on the same circuit the inspector had me put them in). After installing them they looked nice and we went to sleep. I went to work the next...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, I recently ripped off my ceiling, put some new recessed lights in and got it signed off by an inspector. He mentioned, in passing, that I might want to replace the old breaker with the AFCI one. I didn't look into that immediately, but put a new ceiling back on and continued with my...
  5. Electrical
    I just bought a 3 year old home. The breaker box on the 2nd floor has 3 AFCI breakers (10kA), #10, 8, and 6. EXACTLY and without fail, every 6 days, all 3 trip in the same order (10, then 8, then 6), separated by several hours. There is nothing that we know of on a 6 day timer and the city...
  6. Electrical
    I have a GFCI in my basement that my computer equipment is connected to. I have a number of different pieces of equipment plugged in. Occasionally, once a week, I would get up in the morning and all my computer equipment would be off and I noticed that the GFCI was tripped. To help cleanup...
  7. Electrical
    so i was adding a few recessed lights onto an already existing circuit which is run off of a three way switch circuit. all of the wires that run to the lights in the basement run through the box that i tapped off of. i then disconnected the previous connection, added my hot lead and reformed the...
  8. Electrical
    I've wired my new shed located in back of yard with 12/2 wire and am looking to extend a 20amp line from edge of deck for an additional 50' to the new shed. I've found that the circuit is 20amp and the wire from the house to the edge of deck, existing is 14/2. While simply trying to test the...
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