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jmjoseph 07-27-2006 03:29 PM

turning off circuit breakers for a long period of time
 
Hello again,

I was just curious about something, if I turn off an individual appliance / room circuit breaker (say the one that controls the dishwasher) for a long period of time (say a year or 2) because it is never used, will that cause any problems later on? I am not going to do this but I am just curious (especially since a buddy of mine realized he had one of his breakers in the "off" position since he bought his place a couple years ago).
Thanks

J

Square Eye 07-27-2006 03:36 PM

They lay on shelves in stores for longer periods than that.

The breakers will be fine if left off.

Welcome to the forum!
Tom

jmjoseph 07-27-2006 10:51 PM

Ok just curious thats all. Didnt know if people did this in order to save a cent or 2 on their electrical bill (assuming a little bit of electricity still flows through to the unused appliance) or if it tripped before and they didn't reset it because they hardly used it.
Thanks


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