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jhast1970

05:05PM | 07/30/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
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I am a home repair novice. This past weekend our A/C unit went down. My husband replaced the fuses, which seemed to fix the problem for a while. We then lost power to the entire house. He went to the circuit breaker box and found that we had a short in the breaker for the A/C. We had an electrician come to the house. He replaced all of our breakers, some of which were badly burned. I am so afraid that we are going to burn to death in an electrical fire. Should we replace the entire box, or does replacing the breakers fix the problem?

TimBonham

12:30AM | 08/01/08
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
It's highly unlikely that the box itself would be a risk for this. It really is not much more than a metal box, with a main breaker and bus bars to attach the circuit breakers. Not much to go wrong there.

If he was a licensed electrician, he would certainly have checked this out when he did the work on it. If you needed additional work done, he would have told you so. Remember that an electrical fire shortly after he has done work in your home is very bad for his reputation. Plus your insurance company might very likely consider suing him, if they think he made an error. So electricians are very careful to make sure it is safe before they leave. I wouldn't worry about it.

But I don't understand your saying that your husband replaced the 'fuses', but then mentioning 'circuit breakers' that the electrician replaced. Do you have both fuses & circuit breakers in your house? That's pretty rare.

jhast1970

08:03AM | 08/01/08
Member Since: 07/29/08
2 lifetime posts
He replaced the fuses outside on the A/c unit. We have APOLLO heating inside and a separate A/C unit outside. He just changed the outside fuses.
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