Electrical Wiring in the Home/breakers tripping


why does the breaker trips everytime I plug in a heater?

A heater takes almost the entire capacity of a circuit. If there are any lights or anything else on that circuit, it is overloaded.

Electric heaters are very dangerous, both because they cause overloads, and because if they get too close to anything, it can ignite it.
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Bob Sponaugle


Just about any home wiring question. (not appliance repair) I have done all kinds of home wiring for myself, including adding a new breaker box, etc. Please, questions from North America only. Please be specific with details.

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