C/B Tripping Only For A Certain Amount Of Time

marshhMarch 13, 2012

Gday,

A circuit breaker keeps tripping at home only after some heavy rainfall, though after an hour or two I am able to reset the breaker and it works fine again. Any ideas as to what the problem might be? Thanks

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
brickeyee

Wet conductors somewhere.

Once they dry out the breaker can be reset.

Check outside outlets (receptacles and lighting).

Water is not an especially good conductor, but if enough ionic material is present in the water it can conduct.
A short path (or a large area) can be enough to trip 15 and even 20 A breakers.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 10:14AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ionized_gw

Do you have a pump anywhere?

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 2:21PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Subpanel Question
I have a 100 amp panel being fed by #4 awg copper wire I...
Calo Renovations
Can I electrify battery-operated lights?
Hi all. Is there a way to electrify a battery operated...
eam44
Wireless light switch for switched outlet?
So we have no overhead lighting in any of our bedrooms,...
vikingshelmut
1 of 2 security light bulbs keep going out, do i need a new light?
I have a security light fixture in my carport that...
tlbean2004
Need to Understand GFCI Requirements.
I posted this in the remodeling section, but I think...
homechef59
Sponsored Products
Swirl Rug 4' x 6' - TEAL
$459.00 | Horchow
Liberty Furniture Ocean Isle 3 Piece Occasional Set in Bisque with Natural Pine
Beyond Stores
Halogen Table Lamp No. 6243/2 by Holtkoetter
$678.00 | Lumens
Kichler Dover Chandelier - 24W in. Tannery Bronze ENERGY STAR - 10320TZ
$280.00 | Hayneedle
2 Inch Tesla LED IC-New Construction Airtight Housing - 277 volt by WAC Lighting
$153.00 | Lumens
'Happy Spring' Jar Candle
$13.99 | zulily
Surfboard Time Giclee Glow Lamp Shade 13.5x13.5x10 (Spider)
$69.99 | Lamps Plus
Domani Elegance Aubusson Red/Ivory Rug (5'3 x 7'7)
Overstock.com
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™