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40 amp breaker used for a 50 amp load? #31392
11/20/03 11:30 PM
11/20/03 11:30 PM
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ScottM  Offline OP
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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?
Scott

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Re: 40 amp breaker used for a 50 amp load? #31393
11/21/03 12:14 AM
11/21/03 12:14 AM
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Scott,

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

Bill


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