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The lights in some rooms if my house won't go on

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Check and make sure the there is 120 volts ac on all your breakers that are on. Use a good digital multimeter that is rated. Could be a bad breaker. Breaker could be tripped. Something caused it to turn off. That's its job. If so, find what caused it. You could have lost a neutral or hot connection at any of your receptacles. They start at one then tie into another like a train feeding each other in order. Houses shift, folks level thier homes, things come loose. Find which one doen't work and look at it. Also, make sure the silver wire did not break loose from your house or the pole. That is the neutral and your house will act really strange when the neutral is missing. If the latter is the problem, call your elec. provider. Don't venture near any downed power lines. It will be your last. Always have a qualified person to perform the job. Why take the risk. It only takes one time when something can go wrong.

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SOURCE: I have 150A circuit breaker

the line in order shouldn't be an issue as they run in series of 3 , it sounds to me like you just have a weak breaker that trips with little feedback, and isn't resetting correctly

Posted on Jul 05, 2011

SOURCE: I have a 125 FPE

You can add the breaker.
The key is total electric use.
As long as total consumption does not exceed amps shown on main breaker, then the new 40A breaker installation is ok.
If total consumption exceeds main breaker, then the main breaker will start to get hot and then trip.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-a-subpanel.html

Put hand on main breaker and feel for warmth.
The main should not feel warm.
Consider upgrading to 150A or 200A service.

Posted on Aug 22, 2011

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