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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:24 PM   #1966
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LOL. I didn't either... Until I put one in it!
Did you put in a larger main breaker too, or just figure you wont have microwave, water heater, dryer, and A/C on while you weld?

I'm thinking of doin the same thing!

OH, and hi guys! Im a new YJ owner in san antonio!



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Unread 09-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #1967
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Did you put in a larger main breaker too, or just figure you wont have microwave, water heater, dryer, and A/C on while you weld?

I'm thinking of doin the same thing!

OH, and hi guys! Im a new YJ owner in san antonio!
Welcome!

My main electrical breaker to the house is on the side of my garage. Popped a hole in the Sheetrock in the garage, ran wiring straight to electrical box and added a new double breaker for it. Presto. Got a 220v welder plug.

(Sorry not sure of the "technical electrician names." My wife's uncle is the electrician. Not me!)
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Unread 09-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #1968
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Did you put in a larger main breaker too, or just figure you wont have microwave, water heater, dryer, and A/C on while you weld?

I'm thinking of doin the same thing!

OH, and hi guys! Im a new YJ owner in san antonio!
My 2 cents...I'd recommend an electrician to make sure that everything is done safely. Get 2-3 quotes and have them tell you what you need. It's not worth burning your house down by doing improper wiring. Or hopefully, you have an electrician friend who will help for a few beers.
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Unread 09-03-2013, 09:59 PM   #1969
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Speaking of electricians, I'm having a problem with a breaker that all of a sudden is tripping. Even with NO load.

It's on the washer circuit. I don't think anything else is plugged in or running on that circuit. It will run a load of cloths and then while sitting idle will trip on and off. I'm guess a wire has worked lose or I have a bad breaker that needs to be swapped out.

Thoughts??

Ps. From my research online, it seems clear that a breaker can get weak with heat and that wires can get lose over time as contacts shrink and expand.

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Unread 09-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #1970
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How old is the house? Id start by flippin breaker OFF and checking wiring at the plug in washing room, if all is well then if swap that breaker with one from a diff spot thats same size. If it still trips in new spot, replace breaker. If the relocated breaker trips the same way in the washers's spot id go back to checking wiring. Start tracing which outlets are controlled by that breaker. The light might be on that leg too so is check the switch and light wire connections as well.

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Unread 09-03-2013, 11:06 PM   #1971
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try swapping out the breaker. The tricky part is that it's intermittent. I can't get it to actually trip when I'm investigating. Also, I haven't ruled out some kind of washer failure yet either. We just noticed that it didn't come on this morning. I flipped the breaker and it worked. 1 load into the day and it tripped the breaker. Off and on tonight I have noticed the washer chimes come on as if it was just turned on. It does that when it loses power and regains it - like the circuit was broken momentarily. That has has happened 2x-3x tonight. I'm guess that's related to it tripping the breaker. The house was build in 2008. I've had a breaker failure in 3-4 years. Builder quality (or lack there of) I suppose...
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Unread 09-04-2013, 05:53 AM   #1972
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Thanks for the tip. I'll try swapping out the breaker. The tricky part is that it's intermittent. I can't get it to actually trip when I'm investigating. Also, I haven't ruled out some kind of washer failure yet either. We just noticed that it didn't come on this morning. I flipped the breaker and it worked. 1 load into the day and it tripped the breaker. Off and on tonight I have noticed the washer chimes come on as if it was just turned on. It does that when it loses power and regains it - like the circuit was broken momentarily. That has has happened 2x-3x tonight. I'm guess that's related to it tripping the breaker. The house was build in 2008. I've had a breaker failure in 3-4 years. Builder quality (or lack there of) I suppose...
Per the NEC code, the washer outlet should be a dedicated plug - meaning there should not be anything else wired to the washer outlet. The lights will be on a completely different breaker. The washer outlet wires should go from the breaker to the outlet in one piece and not be branched off anywhere else. (Older houses may have suspect wiring and been changed by previous owners, but yours, from 2008, probably has proper wiring per code)

I'd suspect a bad breaker, as there's not much else that should go wrong. It could be a loose wire at the outlet. Again, I'd recommend having a qualified electrician do the work - that's always my recommendation.

Personally, I would leave that breaker off and not use the washer until you get it fixed. If something is sparking or loose, then it could cause a fire. It's just not worth taking the chance.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 04:31 PM   #1973
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Unread 09-05-2013, 04:33 PM   #1974
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Unread 09-06-2013, 09:21 PM   #1976
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Well... Swapped out the breaker. Fingers crossed that does the trick. Running a load of clothes now. We'll see if the washer gremlins randomly show up again. If so, it's on the washer, not the electrical supply.

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I've got the Ford 8.8 all built up and ready to get under the Jeep.


There's still much to do...I need to do a Tummy Tuck first, so I can set the pinion angle correctly. Then I'll get the perches and shock mounts welded on. Then brake lines. Fun stuff!
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The axle looks good Stan. Give me a shout if you need a hand spinning some wrenches some time.
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Hey guys ill be out at Hidden Falls tomorrow. taking a bunch of noobs out for the first time.
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Hey guys ill be out at Hidden Falls tomorrow. taking a bunch of noobs out for the first time.
Ditto. And Ben, if it's okay, I'd like to contribute to the BBQ fund. If it's too late to RSVP, I understand!

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