The center of the main circuit breaker cannot be any higher than 6.5 feet above the floor.
Yes there is one breaker that can shut the whole house off. it's usually at the top of the box
There is no specified standard but 48" is typical
shut off the power to the box, switch out the breaker and resture the power
Call an electrician quick- and switch off the breaker for that circuit. It sounds as if there is a loose connection somewhere, and possible fire hazard.
No. Power to all the circuit breakers will be cut off except for the Main power breaker. The Main power breaker (which supplies power to all other breakers and will say 100, or whatever your max breaker box power is, on it )will have power going to it all the time, unless power is turned off outside the house.
Yes, you can install it in a closet as long as there is nothing obstructing the box or nothing has to be moved to get to the box. You must also have 3 feet of clearance around the box and the door must be able to be opened 90 degrees. You cannot install it in a closet located in a bathroom. The top of the box can be no higher than 6' off the floor or less than 4' off the floor. Ceiling must be at least 6' tall.
The electrical system could have a short. Turn off every breaker then turn the switch on. If the switch still turns off then either the box has an electrical problem or the switch is bad.
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There are two possibilities:The house is pulling more current (amps) than the rating of the breaker.The breaker has failed and should be replaced.That's the only reason a main breaker would shut off.
A tiger's shoulder is approximately 3 to 3.5 feet off of the floor. :)