Circuit Breaker keeps tripping

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Forum topic by rolandstronghammer posted 01-29-2016 02:53 PM 420 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2016 02:53 PM

Good Morning all,

I keep tripping my circuit breakers when I run multiple machines like the vac and the bandsaw for example. I’d like to get an air cleaner and some beefier tools too but know that im going to keep running into this problem.

I’d like to know if there is a solution but as always theres a catch. I live in a rental so any alterations I make to any electric needs to be able to returned to its original state. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 01-29-2016 03:39 PM

Without adding more capacity to the circuits or adding circuits, you’re stuck. I assume you don’t have access to other outlets that are on a different circuit to split up the tools.

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 03:44 PM

You could probably get an electrician to run a temporary power box to your garage. You could use insulated cable like for an extension cord or outdoor use from your main panel (exposed, not buried in the wall), to an outdoor type electircal enclosure with a sub panel in it. Then same deal, run some exposed power cord type wire to a couple more outlets. We temp up stuff at work like that all the time, though it is an industrial environment. Then when you move all you may have to do is patch a few holes in the wall where the one main cord passes through.


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#3 posted 01-29-2016 04:11 PM

I’d just drop a new home run into an existing receptacle and cap off existing wires.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 05:59 PM

Is there room in your circuit panel box to add an outlet? If so you can then plug a heavy extension cable in from there. When your done with it simply roll it up and take it with you.

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