Re: Bad breaker??
I'd guess a loose connection, perhaps up at that garage door opener receptacle. Could be a penetration somewhere anywhere, rodent chewing, etc.
Originally Posted by Nick M.
Short, fault, arc. Objectional current or continuity issue.
Some of those motion detector outside lights from the big box stores can cause all kinds of troubles when the original lamps go bad.
Unconditioned space ambient temps and humidity - shouldn't be regular NM-B. 2008 NEC spells out more clearly what the code actually said for years but DIYers never fully "got it". Should we assume w/ground? Any bundling issues?
Those other garage receptacles should be GFCI protected, and at least 12 awg on 20 amp OCPD.
The garage door opener receptacle likely should be on its own dedicated circuit, its fastened in place even if powered via a cord and plug.
What other device was plugged in when this even occured? If you don't have a bonded EGG the device might be the trigger.
Last edited by Gray Watson; 03-09-2009 at 05:14 PM.
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