DIY Home Improvement Forum banner

1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I am seeing a small spark when i loosen the white(common) wire at the panel box, is this a problem? thanks for the time.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I just ran another curcuit and hooking to a new 20amp breaker, I was just putting 2 white(common) wires in 1 space. Is that wrong?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,487 Posts
So the small spark is normal when there is a load present? Thanks
Yes, the spark is due to you intermittently making and breaking the circuit while something on that circuit is drawing current. It's the same as when you plug something in that is turned on and you see a small spark inside the receptacle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,543 Posts
Whats scary is when you push on a few 10's and about 4 breakers pop out under load.

I have loosened the neutral before, its normal if you loosen it, but bad if you did not loosen it. While your at it, it wouldn't be bad to tighten all of the neutrals.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top