Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

I just moved into a 1950s house. All the electric seemed to be working fine until carpet was installed yesterday. The circuit breaker flipped and flips again immediately after each attempt to turn it back on. There is no power being drawn on the circuit. It is only feeding overhead lights and outlets with nothing plugged in.

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August 26, 20110 found this helpful
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If this started after carpet was installed, I'd say somewhere a wire got nicked. It is time to have an electrician come check it out. I am speaking as a fire fighter here, who has heard similar stories that later resulted in a fire

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Circuit breakers trip for a reason. Like you are running the toaster, coffee maker, and microwave on the same circuit at the same time. If you can't figure out the reason, something is wrong. Call an electrician.

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Mom-from-Missouri is right, and you need to get an electrician in ASAP. Check the contract on the carpet layers, you may be able to get some of the expense for the electrician back from the installer's insurance.

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But get the house checked right away because as MoM writes, something has been nicked and it could start a fire.

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