15/15 braker switch

Old 09-04-03, 09:31 AM
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15/15 braker switch

I have a 15/15 braker and one of them started to trip off two days ago. Since then I have tryed replacing the double 15/15 breaker but to no evale. it still trips off. If I have a short how do I go about to ln locateing it.
Old 09-04-03, 10:22 AM
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No magic formula. Start by considering any recent changes. This includes any wiring changes, as well as any new appliances you may have plugged in or relocated, as well as any nails or screws that may have been put into the wall that may have hit a wire.

A big clue is whether it trips instantly or only after a while. An immediate trip usually indicates a short circuit. A slow trip usually indicates an overload.

Unplug everything on the circuit, and turn off all switches. If the breaker no longer trips, then plug the stuff back in, and turn switches on, one at a time to see what the culprit is.

If the breaker still trips with everything unplugged and off, then it may be a short in a box or in the wall. You may need experienced help for that. You might have to start removing receptacles, fixtures and switches to isolate the problem. Don't do this blindly, however, or you may have a real mess when it comes time to put it back together.
Old 09-05-03, 06:49 AM
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Thank you It worked I found the short! I did exzactly like you wrote and I found that the couse of my short was due to a pool pump wire that I had pluged into an outlet in the room next to the pool. The wire is buried under ground and comes up into that room and is pluged in an outlet in that room. Once unpluged the problem was solved. I plan to dig up the wire and replace it this weekend.

again thank you very much.


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