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#161416 - 04/02/07 07:26 PM Lights Tripping Breaker
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I got the call that when they turned on the coach light the breaker would trip. I found out why after I cut a hole in the drywall and found the problem. The house next door was burnt by arson, and the builder paid somebody to fix this already. This house never caught on fire. The drywall was never pulled down to inspect any of the wiring behind it.

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#161430 - 04/02/07 09:17 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: Admin]
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Good thing they had properly functioning circuit breakers.
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#161460 - 04/03/07 08:18 AM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: Admin]
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This house never caught on fire.

It came close, though. Some of that wood definitely looks burnt.

Are those just bare conductors? shocked
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#161494 - 04/03/07 01:29 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: BrianP]
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Was this a duplex or townhouse? Just wondered.
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#161508 - 04/03/07 02:46 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: cschow]
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Would say that there was a active fire in this area of this structure??

Char is very heavy; also looks like there is some 'new' lumber (3rd pic), like flooring.

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#161515 - 04/03/07 04:22 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: cschow]
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it was a track house with about 20 feet in between houses.
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#161516 - 04/03/07 04:24 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: BrianP]
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they are bare conductors now they weren't before the fire damage.
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#161587 - 04/04/07 04:06 PM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: mdcash]
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The zip ties survived the fire.
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#161612 - 04/05/07 04:26 AM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: jdevlin]
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There has been a lot of heat in there, looking at the indepth burning of the wood.
Amazing that the particular circuit didn't have problems before.
From the corrosion on the copper wires, there must have been some moisture in that wall space too.
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#161624 - 04/05/07 08:42 AM Re: Lights Tripping Breaker [Re: jdevlin]
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What zip ties? confused
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