My husband and I live in a 7-year-old condo building that is three stories high. We live in a 2nd floor unit. We finally decided to label our breaker box. In the course of that testing, we found 5 breakers that don't seem to be connected to anything in our apartment. We also have about 3 random outlets and one ceiling lighting fixture that didn't seem to correlate with any of our breakers (they never turned off while we were testing breakers). Before I assume that the initial electrician really messed up the wiring, I thought I would ask if there is any reason why someone might install "extraneous" breakers.
We have them all in the "off" position at the moment hoping that over the course of the next few days we might run across something we overlooked and have an "a-ha" moment. Our fear is that somehow our "unused" breakers actually might have fixtures from a neighbor's apartment wired into them and the outlets/fixture for which we could not identify a breaker are wired into a neighbor's breaker box. Is that possible or would you REALLY have to mess up wiring to do something like that?
Thanks for any advice.
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