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#25335 - 05/05/03 08:10 PM poping noise from panel box.  
rayh78  Offline
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Have a friend with a rental with 100 amp box and central air 2 ton. Tenant complains of a poping nosie when turning on a additional 110volt window AC.
Know this may overload box but should it not just trip breaker.
thanks


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#25336 - 05/05/03 08:25 PM Re: poping noise from panel box.  
Bill Addiss  Offline
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It sounds like something that should be checked out right away.

Bill


#25337 - 05/05/03 09:08 PM Re: poping noise from panel box.  
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I have a friend who posed this same question to me. My response was..."It could be caused by a number of things...none of them good". In this particular case, it turned out to be a bad neutral buss connection, but it could have been far worse. I'll second Bill; it needs a good look-see...PRONTO.

Breaker boxes ought not to ever go snap, crackle or pop...

Mike (mamills)



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