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Circuit Breakers switched off intentional (not tripped, not fault)

Circuit Breakers switched off intentional (not tripped, not fault)

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Old 12-01-13, 02:27 PM
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Circuit Breakers switched off intentional (not tripped, not fault)

I have 2 circuits that I would like to keep off indefinetly. Is there any harm in leaving them switched off in the circuit breaker panel until an unknown later time?
 
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Old 12-01-13, 02:33 PM
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It is no problem to keep the breakers turned off indefinitely.
 
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Not going to hurt a thing.
 
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Old 12-01-13, 06:54 PM
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Unless one unbeknownst to you goes to a freezer or refrigerator, or smoke detectors
 
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Old 12-02-13, 03:28 PM
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Hi Thanks.

I was thinking along the same lines. My husband has been switching breakers off quite frequently to change lights, check stuff etc.

Does frequent switching of a breaker wear them out or otherwise make things in the panel loose?
 
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Does frequent switching of a breaker wear them out or otherwise make things in the panel loose?
Usually not. Most breakers are switch rated meaning they are rated to be turned on and off frequently like a switch.
 
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Old 12-02-13, 04:05 PM
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Occasional switching of breakers is not detrimental. In a warehouse situation where lighting, etc is turned on and off on a daily basis breakers enumerated with "SWD" are used. I would not worry about the breakers wearing out. Why does he turn the breakers off so often. Daily? Monthly?

As usual Ray types faster than I do
 
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