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Wuzzat? 12-14-2013 07:03 PM

House by Lake Anna, VA
 
built in the 80s reportedly has 10A breakers in the load center. How is this possible?

I'll see if I can get the guy to send me a photo.

inspectorD 12-15-2013 06:57 AM

May be a mobile home.

Wuzzat? 12-15-2013 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by inspectorD (Post 97256)
May be a mobile home.

So they may have #16 AWG or smaller on 10A breakers?

inspectorD 12-15-2013 12:21 PM

well
 
Possible on some manufactured homes. They have a different set of rules. Like when you get a home from a prebuilt...there are no local inspections on the inside of the walls. But it still gets accepted in your town as long as someone signs off from an outside firm.
I see some weird stuff out there....in prebuilt homes I mean. :D
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Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 97271)
So they may have #16 AWG or smaller on 10A breakers?


Wuzzat? 12-15-2013 03:47 PM

Thanks. I'll see if I can get more info from the guy.

His breaker is tripping after a time when he turns on the microwave so it's acting like a 15A breaker that's somewhat overloaded. I can't see a 10A breaker putting up with a microwave or a hair dryer for more than a minute or so.


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