Was wondering if anyone could shed some light [literally] on some garage electrical issues? Here's the 411....
My whole garage is on 1 circuit. 20 amp pushmatic style. I have been in the house 3 years and never "really" had an issue. Once in a while when I ran my air compressor with lights and radio and refrigerator on I would trip the breaker.
But as of late with nothing on my breaker pops. Sometimes it takes a minute but last night I had the lights-on fridge-on radio-on [all just for testing] I even ran the door opener a few times. All this was on for 5 hrs. Turned it all off before bed - went into the garage this a.m. .......
2 things have happened as of late.
1. I used a gas power tampper to level some crushed lime [over the underground electrical] to lay some patio bricks.
2. I came out one a.m. about a month ago and my garage door was open. Local myth is that air traffic can cause this from time to time. I live 2 miles from Chicago's O'Hare airport.
So just as a test today I unplugged the door opener and will check when I get home.
Why might a circuit pop with nothing on but rock steady for the better part of 5hrs. with everything on? Please HELP!!!!!!!!
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