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turbo200 said:
I'm from CT here, carry an electrical liscense. What kind of problem are ya havin??
1 where is CT?

2 long story my breaker keeps poping its the one for the hot water heater ,but it I guess its hooked to a few things in my kicthen aswell cause my fridge,vent a hood and 3 other sockets are out aswell , the hotwater heater has been acting funny and poping the little reset on the hotwater heater for a long time we have been hitting the reset button every few days but now I fear the reset not piping and mabe thats what is throwing the breaker but hell I dont know i need a pro who can come out and check it out.
 

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darrick said:
1 where is CT?

2 long story my breaker keeps poping its the one for the hot water heater ,but it I guess its hooked to a few things in my kicthen aswell cause my fridge,vent a hood and 3 other sockets are out aswell , the hotwater heater has been acting funny and poping the little reset on the hotwater heater for a long time we have been hitting the reset button every few days but now I fear the reset not piping and mabe thats what is throwing the breaker but hell I dont know i need a pro who can come out and check it out.
Hey it sounds like your water heater is going out. Didn't I negotiate you a 1 year warr on your house? and it hasn't been over a year yet has it? If not call the warr company. Call me, if need be I have some other ideas.

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heh.. first step is to rewire that water heater.. NEVER put something critical like a fridge on the same circuit as a water heater or anything- even if it's a gas heater and only uses the electrics for control circuitry. oh well.. I didn't design the house..

(TX has some stupid ass electric codes anyway.. WTF made it code that you have to put the breaker box on the OUTSIDE of the house?! :mad: every time my air compressor or chop saw comes on and it's cold outside, it blows the breakers. I'd sure hate for my wife to click on the hair dryer on a cold day and have to walk halfway around the back of the house to get to the box and reset it. idiots.


ummm, anyway.. sounds like the controls on your water heater are going out.. if it keeps blowing the reset button like that, it's got a problem that needs addressed, or the tank needs replaced. generally expect 10-15 years out of a water heater. if this one is less than 10 yrs old, look deeper.. if it's more than 12 or so, just replace it and be done. you're basically doing yourself a favor in the long run since you're doing it before the tanks rusts through and dumps 40 gallons of hot water in your utility room.
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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Most likely the thermosat is bad, or the water heater needs to be replaced due to age and sediment build up. If it heats up, gets hot, then pops the CB, then odds are it's overheating. I doubt (though it's possible) that it was wired on the same circuit as anything else; unless one of the previous owners did his own wiring. I don't think any electrician would have done that.
 

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Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. Most likely the thermosat is bad, or the water heater needs to be replaced due to age and sediment build up. If it heats up, gets hot, then pops the CB, then odds are it's overheating. I doubt (though it's possible) that it was wired on the same circuit as anything else; unless one of the previous owners did his own wiring. I don't think any electrician would have done that.
I agree with t56, there should be NOTHING at all on the same circuit as the water heater, especially anything that is 220volt. refridge and hood are both 110, water heater is generally 220volts. Good luck
 

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darrick said:
got it fixed thaks guys
So, what was it? and How did you get it fixed?
 
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