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Before you consider the breaker broken make sure that it has not just tripped. Push the handle of the suspected breaker all the way over to the off position. If there was a bit of resistance when turning to the off position before going to the completely off position this is the breaker re setting. Now move the breaker handle to the on position. If you have the ability to check the voltage or the circuit restores voltage to receptacles that were without voltage then the breaker is good. If the breaker has no output voltage at all after following the above instructions, replace the breaker.

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Q: How do you know when a house panel box breaker is broken?
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How do you wire a two wire dome light?

Turn the power off to the circuit first at your Breaker/Fuse panel. Once you know that the circuit is dead, remove the old fixture. One of the 2 wires goes on the black, the other on the white. If there's a bare ground, ground that to the junction box where the fixture is going. Secure the fixture in place with the provided hardware, and turn the power back on at the breaker/fuse panel. If you did something wrong the breaker will trip/fuse will blow.

How much loss from power pole to 200 amp breaker box then off 400 feet then split at a pump house then another 30 feet to a 100 amp breaker box?

For an accurate calculation it will be necessary to know what the size of breaker exists in the pump house and what size conductors are used. Power loss is measured using actual amps required, not size of the circuit involved. But the size of circuit (breaker size) can be used. Voltage must also be known.

What size wire to hook up a 20kw electric furnace?

In order to properly size the wire per National Electric Code (NEC) standards you will need to know the amperage and the distance of the device (heater) from the source (circuit breaker panel). In order to know the amperage one would need to know the voltage since amperage changes inversely with voltage.

What causes a breaker to trip when nothing is running on the breaker?

If you unplugged the breaker and put it on the table and it tripped then it would be related to the internal mechanics of the breaker being under some tension causing it to trip. This is just to illustrate what it means to be really disconnected. What is likely is that somewhere in the circuit the Hot wire is shorted to neutral or ground. If you know where all the outlets are on the circuit you can disconnect them one at a time and see when the problem goes away. This can be dangerous if you don't know what you are doing. An electrician would have a meter and signal tracer that could find the problem much quicker and safer. One way an electrican might troubleshoot would be to remove the black wire from the breaker in panel and test resistance with a Volt=Ohm-Meter (VOM) to verify there is a short, and then trace the circuit through each outlet to find the short. The short could be internal to an outlet or switch, a short to a metal box, a screw or nail in the wire hidden in the wall, or any number of other reasons.

How do you wire from breaker to light fixture 1 to light switch 1 to Light switch 2 to light fixture 2?

If you are asking about typical house hold panel, switches and lights then you would get some 12/2 AWG Romex wire and run it to everything. You want to start your taps from the load end (the lights). Tap your neutral, hot and ground to the light fixture 2. on switch 2, tap the hot going to the light to the bottom pole of the switch. next take a piece of black wire only and tap it to the top pole of switch 2 and the top pole of switch one. Then tap the hot going to light 1 to the bottom pole of switch one. tap the 3 neutrals together and the grounds together. tap the hot, neutral, and ground to light 1. lay the neutral wire onto the neutral bar in the panel. Lay then ground wire to the ground wire in the panel. Lay the hot wire to the breaker in the panel. Make sure all connections and screws are tight but do not over tighten. If you do not have good knowledge or in doubt, do not work with any live circuits or in the panel. Electricity kills regardless the voltage or amperage. If you dont know what you are doing call a pro!

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