How to Repair an Electrical Short

Turning off breakers at a home's main electrical panel Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Feb. 08 broadcast:

 Allen has an electrical short in his fuse box.  The fuse immediately blows when resetting and he wants to know if he should call an electrician or if it’s something he can handle on his own.

Allen tells us he is concerned the GFCI outlet could be faulty.  We tell him he could replace it with an arc fault circuit interrupter or an AFCI outlet. 

Also, if he is comfortable with electrical work, he could remove the breaker and have it inspected by a professional.

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the full answer! Read the blog from the Feb. 08 show and listen to the full broadcast here.

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