Should our brand new outlets be getting this hot?
just put in a new addition. We do not have covers on any of the outlets yet because we haven't painted, so when i noticed my lights wouldn't come on, i happened to touch the metal piece around the switch and noticed it was really hot. It is on a dimmer if that makes any difference, but it tripped the circuit breaker. I spoke with the electrician who wired the house, and he told me it was normal when it is on a dimmer to get that warm, but is it always going to be tripping the breaker or should we be worried something is wrong? There are 6 cans in the ceiling that this switch controls, and he also told me that is way under what the outlet could handle. So i am just asking this for peace of mind to make sure he knows what he is talking about. The inspector has been here so i am assuming it is ok?? Thanks