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12-29-20, 10:34 PM
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Posted By Paul678

The pics I posted were BEFORE I replaced the...

The pics I posted were BEFORE I replaced the breaker, so the bottom left
one was the one that was dislodged. It's not difficult to replace them, if
you are comfortable around electricity like...
12-28-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By Paul678

Well yes, I have learned a lot about breakers...

Well yes, I have learned a lot about breakers boxes from everyone here, which is why I
asked. I am comfortable working around 120 VAC, it's just that I never had to replace
a breaker until now. ...
12-28-20, 04:00 AM
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Posted By Paul678

The labels on the breaker box cover were already...

The labels on the breaker box cover were already there when I moved into this house.

I have the utmost respect for electricians, and I will call one if need be, but replacing a breaker
is easy,...
12-25-20, 08:04 AM
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Posted By Paul678

Opps! I installed the breaker box cover on...

Opps! I installed the breaker box cover on backwards! :eek:

Ok, now it's much closer to the breakers. There is still a small gap there, about maybe 1/16th of an inch, but it looks like the cover...
12-25-20, 04:16 AM
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Posted By Paul678

Yeah, it's kinda amazing that I never noticed a...

Yeah, it's kinda amazing that I never noticed a problem with the power coming off this breaker. It must have been in close enough contact to not make a difference, and it was only sparking and...
12-24-20, 02:45 PM
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Posted By Paul678

Ok, I replaced this breaker box with a new type...

Ok, I replaced this breaker box with a new type QT breaker, and the fit
was much tighter, of course. The buss bar looked ok to me, so it
didn't seem to need cleaning.

Here is a pic of the old...
12-22-20, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Paul678

Good points, Pilot. I will consider replacing...

Good points, Pilot. I will consider replacing it.

When you say these breakers overheat, do you mean that they trip
too early? They trip before the Amperage that they are rated for?

Or...
12-22-20, 08:36 AM
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Posted By Paul678

Ok, I fixed it. It was very easy. I just...

Ok, I fixed it. It was very easy.

I just turned off the mains, took off the front panel, and measured
with my Volt/Ohm Meter to see if the 120 VAC was there, and
it wasn't. I also saw that the...
12-22-20, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Paul678

GregH, I appreciate the warning. But I am an...

GregH, I appreciate the warning. But I am an electrical engineer, and I found my main
breaker box, right next to the power meter. It had 100 Amp circuit breakers, which makes
sense.

It doesn't...
12-22-20, 03:53 AM
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Posted By Paul678

A breaker is loose and sparking

I have a breaker box that is loose and sparking.

It has been working fine, but when I recently reset it, I found it was loose, and
sparking:
...
02-17-14, 08:10 PM
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Posted By Paul678

Ok, I finally got a reply in another forum: ...

Ok, I finally got a reply in another forum:

"repair or replace any compromised conduit.
clean the evaporator coils inside the unit.
power wash the condensor coils from inside out.
adjust...
02-16-14, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Paul678

How to Maintain my 1999 Trane XL1200? (Tucson, AZ)

Hi everyone.

I just successfully repaired my refrigerator for the first time. It was a burnt
out starter relay for the compressor, and it was possibly caused by having a thick carpet of lint and...
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