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Why Basement Outlets Trip Circuit Breakers

Are You Developing a Basement to be Occupied – Then You May Want To Consider These Additional Outlet Circuits to prevent overloading an existing circuit.


Basement Rentals May Require Additional Outlet Circuits

Wiring Question: I am renting a basement suite, and we keep tripping the breaker.

This electrical wiring question came from: Alysha, a Homeowner from Surrey, BC, Canada.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Alysha.

A Basement used as a Living Space May Require Additional Electrical Wiring for Specific Circuits
Are You Developing a Basement to be Occupied?
Then You May Want To Consider These Additional Outlet Circuits to prevent overloading an existing circuit.

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