I just experienced a melted connection nut on my new furnace where the neutral neutral wire from the circut box connects to the furnace. It requires a 15 amp circuit breaker.
One single seperate circuit wire to the furnace, 14 ga sheathed electrical cable with ground.It did not throw the breaker, just melted and shut down the furnace.
I cleaned it up and reconnected and it is working ok but I am still wondering if it is safe?? Checked wire back to breaker, nothing unusual.
Any suggestions as to why and safety in the future.Chuck
It sounds like the wirenut was loose and therefore you had some arcing in the connection. Is the lead from the furnace a stranded conductor? A stranded conductor should be stripped longer and wrapped around the solid conductor and then wirenutted. What size/color wirenut was it? What brand?
Ceramche d Italia Tumblestone Ambra
Gas water heater setting when gone for 4 to 5 months...
- 15 Old House Features We Shouldn't Abandon
- 13 Lazy Cleaning Tricks for a Spotless Home
- Laundry Room Ideas to Knock Your Socks Off
- Insanely Easy 60-Minute Home Improvements
- 12 Sheds You Could Live (or Work) In
- Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes
- 7 House Sounds You Never Want to Ignore
- 10 Surprisingly Simple Woodworking Projects
- Worth It: 8 Renovations That Pay You Back
- Organize Your Life with 12 Dollar-Store Buys
- 9 Totally Amazing Mobile Home Makeovers
- Don't Make These 7 Mistakes in Small Spaces
- 16 Sneaky Storage Ideas
- 15 Totally Unexpected DIY Flooring Alternatives
- 7 Easy Budget-Friendly Backyard Makeovers
- 10 Closet Cures That Cost Less Than $100
- 11 Easy DIY Projects to Declutter Your Home
- 10 "Zero Dollar" Garden Hacks
- 10 Killproof Plants for a No-Effort Landscape
- 9 Insanely Easy 1-Hour Backyard Projects