Garage circuit breaker problems.
July 14, 2008 7:16 AM Subscribe
Garage circuit breaker keeps tripping...
posted by starman to Home & Garden (11 answers total)
We had some work done in the backyard (new patio). The workers dug around the cable of wires going to the garage, careful not to damage it. As far as I know, they didn't.
Ever since that first dig, the breaker to the garage consistently trips. Sometimes it's two minutes, sometimes it's six hours.
I looked at the box going out of the house, it looked fine to my untrained eye (wire caps in place, etc.).
It's a 15 amp breaker.
My main question: Would slicing that cable cause a breaker to randomly trip?
Any other theories? Lightning maybe? If the wire is fine, should the breaker just be replaced? If it was the wire would stringing a new one around the new patio be the easiest solution? I'm still talking with the landscapers to fix this, too.