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Turn off the circuit breaker and locate the plugs that are on that circuit. There is a good chance that the problem is between the closest working and faulty outlet. Starting with what appears to be the last working outlet on the circuit, check that all the wires are secure in all the fixtures and outlets. If that does not fix the problem, a varmint may have chewed through a wire inside the wall. If you do not have experience with home wiring, you should get an electrician.
If the circuit breaker will not reset - all the way off and then back on with a click sound. Then something you have plugged into the outlets in those rooms is probably shorted causing an over current condition. If the circuit breaker won't reset, shut off all lights and then unplug EVERYTHING and then see if it will reset. If it does, then replug everything one at a time until the electricity goes off again, that is the bad apple.But if it won't reset, then your breaker is probably bad. Yes, they do go bad, just infrequently.
Hello. The issue could be with the saw itself. If the breakers are 15A (and for bedrooms, they should be) and the tool draws that or better, then the breaker will trip. The reason it trips faster at the EOL (end of line) is due to the resistance in the wiring itself. The further away from the initial source - the more loss/resistance.
Truthfully, the arcfault function is designed to detect arcing in a circuit. AFCIs disable the circuit immediately if they detect any type of problem (read "arcing") in the circuit. since the sawsall motor functions DUE to acring of the brushes on the motor, your circut is actually behaving according to design.
The final issue could be that the tool IS causing an issue, and may need repair.
There is the National Electrical Code rule and the rule applied by your local municipality. To be on the safe side, you should check with your local municipality.
The 2005 NEC called for protection on outlets in bedrooms only, but the 2008 version calls for many other rooms to be protected.
Again, it depends on what your municipality wants in the way of protection.
At a minimum I would believe all outlets for bedrooms should be covered.
You an upside down "Y" at the top of your breaker panel 220 - 240 volts come in the Y and break in half 120 volts to each leg of the "Y" A 220 Volt breaker straddles both legs a 110 volt breaker only contacts one leg I suspect that you have lost one leg Possibly at the main breaker ( top most)( main disconnect) in your panel If you have a tester with the capacity to test 240 you can test the two top lugs where the main wire comes in Test them together That is one probe of your tester on each wire you should show 240+/- volts Then you can move down through the panel 120 +/- on each leg Hope this helps if you need more just let me know Scott
It is unlikely that those temperatures would cause the circuit breaker to shut off and come back on intermittently. (If the breaker trips it has to be reset manually.) It is possible that the breaker is defective internally or that there is a loose connection in the wiring. If you are not knowledgeable about electrical work you should have an electrician check it out for you.
Are there any heaters anywhere in the circuit for this breaker? (ie: bathroom fan w/light and heater) If yes, I would suspect and inspect them first. Also,any type breaker will trip more easily if the electrical connection screws on the breaker are not tight enough...check to make sure that's not the case.
FIRST YOU MUST DASIEY CHAIN THE 12-2 FROM THE PANEL TO FIRST HEATER IN THE LINE AND THEN TO THE SECOND HEATER IN THE LINE, ENDS OF BOTH WIRES IN THE SAME END OF HEATER,BREAK ONE SIDE OF THE LINE THROUGH THE THERMOSTAT AND TO THE ELEMENT OF THE FIRST HEATER AND THE SAME FOR THE SECOND HEATER BUT IN THE FIRST HEATER YOU WIRE IN TH LINE THE 2-BLACK WIRES AND THE 2-WHITE WIRES WILL STAY CONNECTED WITH WIRE NUTS AND YOU WILL CONNECT THE THERMOSTAT WIRING UNDER THESE SAME WIRE NUTS AFTER YOU STRIP THE ENDS OF BOTH WIRES ENTERING AND EXITING THE FIRST HEATER TREAT EACH HEATER AS IF YOU WERE ONLY WIRING ONE HEATER ONLY DIFF 2-BLACK AND 2-WHITE WIRES STRIPED OUT AT FIRST HEATER IN LINE FROM PANEL TO ACCESS AND CONNECT FIRST HEATER ,BB HEAT 250 WATTS PER FT