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    Dual 20 Breaker Short

    I believe it is the cable. Right now the ground freeze is melting and saturated wet: I can't keep the breaker on, but it stayed on last night for a few hours with the ground frozen. The new breaker shut off with the line disconnected. I am planning on digging the 60 foot trench, laying in...
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    Dual 20 Breaker Short

    I had an electrician out yesterday to review everything and he found no short in the underground line. After reconnecting the water pump pressure switch, the water came back. He suggested to replace the fast 2-pole 20 amp breaker with a 30 amp 2-pole. Last night the 2-pole 20 breaker switched...
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    Dual 20 Breaker Short

    The submersible cable runs under the ground 3 inches! Travels under the trailer and must splice into the new yellow submersible at some point between the pole and the well house. I am suspecting this ancient cable, the splice, and the wet ground is the problem. Called an electrician to do a...
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    Dual 20 Breaker Short

    Attached is a picture from when I rewired the box: the 20 amp two pole is marked Well. Sorry for calling dual twenty! We have no water and having someone come out to megger the underground line is a good idea. The fuse shut off with the underground line disconnected from the well house. Can I...
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    Dual 20 Breaker Short

    A dual twenty breaker was off this morning which shut the well down. I replaced the breaker and instead of shutting off slow, the new breaker shut off fast. From the breaker, the heavy 600 V submersible yellow three wire (a 240 line) goes underground for a 100 yards to a well house where the...
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    Breaker Box Ground Wire

    This is probably a 100 amp main as it is two ganged 50 amps, if that is how this translates. This panel supplies a single wide and the sub-panel is new and well wired. I do need an upgrade on the main panel! I would prefer a direct ground to the main breaker box, but the meter is off-limits...
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    Breaker Box Ground Wire

    The green taped wire is the ground going to the house subpanel. This box serves as the main breaker box. Inside the main are the main dual 50 amp breaker, a dual 20 amp breaker for a well, and a breaker for an outdoor outlet. On main breaker boxes, I believe the ground and neutral are bonded...
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    Partial Power Outage

    I had lost power to half our electrical and no breakers tripped. The problem was a bad main 50 amp dual breaker which would flicker electricity on two house circuit paths (kitchen and bathroom) until it went dead, and the other side was good, but would brighten or dim. If your problem is only a...
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    Breaker Box Ground Wire

    We recently lost power to one leg of our electrical which was caused by dual 50 amp breaker which had gone bad. On repairing the box, I noticed there was no ground wire to the neutral/ground bar. The power company meter above the pole breaker box has the ground running from a ground stake at the...
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