Circuit breaker tripping issue.
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This is in my mom's house. There is 15 amp breaker feeding a ahndfull of outlets and bathroom lighting.

It is tripping when there's no load on it (as far as I can tell). Use the bathroom, take a shower etc and no problems. When you go back in after a while and try to trurn on the lights... nothing. The breaker tripped.

Any idea what could cause this?
 
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  Re: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Snipe Hunter (This is in my mom's ...)
Loose wire that will arc from house vibration/movement?
Is this the house that has a train track down the hill?
Do you know if there are any stab connections?
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  Re: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Snipe Hunter (This is in my mom's ...)
Could be a loose wire in one of the outlets, or cracked outlet. Perhaps humidity after the shower is causing the short that trips the breaker.
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  Re: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Snipe Hunter (This is in my mom's ...)
(02-15-2019, 08:39 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: This is in my mom's house. There is 15 amp breaker feeding a ahndfull of outlets and bathroom lighting.

It is tripping when there's no load on it (as far as I can tell). Use the bathroom, take a shower etc and no problems. When you go back in after a while and try to trurn on the lights... nothing. The breaker tripped.

Any idea what could cause this?

Try swapping the breaker with another to see if it is the breaker.   I am assuming it is not a ground fault or arc fault breaker.   Also check the the connection on the breaker.   Roly
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  Re: RE: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Stwood_ (Loose wire that will...)
(02-15-2019, 09:16 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Loose wire that will arc from house vibration/movement?
Is this the house that has a train track down the hill?
Do you know if there are any stab connections?

Yes, same house. Possibility.
 
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  Re: RE: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Roly ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(02-15-2019, 11:50 PM)Roly Wrote: Try swapping the breaker with another to see if it is the breaker.   I am assuming it is not a ground fault or arc fault breaker.   Also check the the connection on the breaker.   Roly

Well it's 3000 miles from here. Question is for my own edumicational value.
 
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  Re: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Snipe Hunter (This is in my mom's ...)
Yea,,,,,kinda hard to reach out and diagnosis that far away.
Was it happening while you were there?
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  Re: RE: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by Snipe Hunter ([quote='Roly' pid='7...)
(02-16-2019, 08:29 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: Well it's 3000 miles from here. Question is for my own edumicational value.

 I take it you haven't a teleportation device yet.?!

  A little hard to diagnose it this way. I'd guess there is something else on the breaker we don't know about, or it has a gfci breaker or something is heating the breaker (resistance) or the breaker is bad................
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  Re: RE: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by daddo ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(02-17-2019, 09:06 AM)daddo Wrote:  I take it you haven't a teleportation device yet.?!

  A little hard to diagnose it this way. I'd guess there is something else on the breaker we don't know about, or it has a gfci breaker or something is heating the breaker (resistance) or the breaker is bad................

I have also seen where a bare ground wire was right next to a hot terminal and a slight movement would cause it to short out.   Does it only happen after using the shower ?  That my narrow it down.  Roly
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  Re: RE: Circuit breaker tripping issue. by daddo ([quote='Snipe Hunter...)
(02-17-2019, 09:06 AM)daddo Wrote:  I take it you haven't a teleportation device yet.?!

I've been looking for one of those for years. Can you tell me where you got yours?
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