Re: Fuse keeps blowing
The fact that the fuse is blowing isn't an indication of a dangerous condition. The fuse is doing it's job: preventing a dangerous condition from occurring.
It's an indication of inadequate electrical service. In order to prevent blowing fuses without upgrading the electrical service, you'd have to connect one of the AC units to a different circuit. That would probably mean using an extension cord, which COULD create a dangerous situation: an overloaded extension cord may not be protected by the fuse. For example, a 16 gauge extension cord is only rated for 10 amps; a load of 13 amps wouldn't blow the fuse but it could cause the cord to overheat and start a fire, especially if the cord is under a rug, junk, or somewhere that it cannot dissipate heat to the room.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.