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#31392 - 11/20/03 08:30 PM 40 amp breaker used for a 50 amp load?
ScottM Offline
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Registered: 02/23/03
Posts: 4
Loc: Canton,Ohio
I had a local electric co. install a new 200 amp service today. I needed the new service to get my hot tub up and running. I told the electrician that I already had a 50 amp GFCI breaker installed outside by the tub and that I needed a 50 amp breaker installed at the new service box.Why the hell did he use a 40 amp breaker? I touched it tonight and it is warmer than the others, which are cold. Should I call and have them come back out and replace it or just do it myself?

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#31393 - 11/20/03 09:14 PM Re: 40 amp breaker used for a 50 amp load?
Bill Addiss Offline

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You should call and ask the Electrician. Anything we could say would be pure speculation.



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