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nunya
Premium,MVM
join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
kudos:12
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Burning smell from my electric panel

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"There is a really bad burning smell coming from my electric panel."

This was after I'd already done one service change today (worn out).

I never did find the other half of Mr. Mouse. WTF?
The main breaker was burnt, and 5 other breakers were burned to a crisp. I'm not sure Mr. Mouse was solely responsible for this. I think he may have just been the straw that broke the camels back.
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aguen
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join:2003-07-16
Grants Pass, OR
kudos:2

That kind of "thing" (incident) can happen when the engineer dies.


TheMG
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join:2007-09-04
Canada
kudos:3
Reviews:
·NorthWest Tel
reply to nunya

said by nunya:

The main breaker was burnt, and 5 other breakers were burned to a crisp. I'm not sure Mr. Mouse was solely responsible for this. I think he may have just been the straw that broke the camels back.

Perhaps it was the heat from the bus bars that attracted the mouse there in the first place?

In a way, that mouse may have prevented an eventual fire by bringing attention to the failing breaker panel.


Steve
I know your IP address
Consultant
join:2001-03-10
Foothill Ranch, CA
kudos:5

5 recommendations

reply to nunya

Holy crap, they installed the mouse backwards???



nunya
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O Fallon, MO
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reply to TheMG

You should see what they did to the wires inside the panel. Not sure why the mice get in there. It's a trailer, but it's on a basement. It's in the country and there is a lot of livestock around. Ergo, the mouse problem.
I also think the chicken coop is too close to the house (I hate birds. They are filthy, vile, dirty creatures).

At least it wasn't a snake.

This panel is coming out the morning. It's in a clothes closet right now. It will be in the dumpster before lunch. I'm moving everything to the unfinished basement.
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If someone refers to herself / himself as a "guru", they probably aren't.


patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
kudos:1
reply to nunya

Open knockouts or what?

I've seen a whole nest built in panels. Had to vacumm clean it out. There was enough for a travel pillow. Made with mostly torn up human clothes. Property owner is hoarder/looks homeless but isnt type. It looked like recycled fabric, »www.markrobson.fr/page5/files/metisse1.jpg .



netboy34
Premium
join:2001-08-29
Kennesaw, GA
kudos:1

I've seen that as a cheap carpet padding in cars...


wth
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Iowa City,IA
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reply to TheMG

said by TheMG:

Perhaps it was the heat from the bus bars that attracted the mouse there in the first place?

+1 for the heat generated by the panel to attract the mice.


Voxxjin
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Dupont, WA
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reply to nunya

said by nunya:

I never did find the other half of Mr. Mouse. WTF?

For some reason I am really amused with this comment.

Actually also curious as to where it went.
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StillLearn
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join:2002-03-21
Streamwood, IL
reply to patcat88

said by patcat88:

Open knockouts or what?

+1

kherr
Premium
join:2000-09-04
Collinsville, IL
reply to nunya

... so I guess the mouse wasn't UL listed ?? ....



Jack_in_VA
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join:2007-11-26
North, VA
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said by kherr:

... so I guess the mouse wasn't UL listed ?? ....

In addition it appears to be several code violations. I bet it was installed without pulling the required permits from the AHJ.


Red_Menace
poking around since 1978

join:2001-11-03
Littleton, CO

... or there were more mice and they weren't properly derated.



StillLearn
Premium
join:2002-03-21
Streamwood, IL
reply to Jack_in_VA

said by Jack_in_VA:

In addition it appears to be several code violations.

Name 2.


R4M0N
Brazilian Soccer Ownz Joo

join:2000-10-04
Glen Allen, VA

2 recommendations

said by StillLearn:

said by Jack_in_VA:

In addition it appears to be several code violations.

Name 2.

The mouse fur is not fire-rated and the teeth are only rated for aluminum conductors, not copper.


nunya
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join:2000-12-23
O Fallon, MO
kudos:12

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Good news! I found the other half of Mr. Mouse today. It was in the bottom of the panel.

It all went away today. New panel in the basement.
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robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
kudos:1
reply to Jack_in_VA

said by Jack_in_VA:

said by kherr:

... so I guess the mouse wasn't UL listed ?? ....

In addition it appears to be several code violations. I bet it was installed without pulling the required permits from the AHJ.

Pretty sure there are different rules.
said by nunya:

It's a trailer



natedj
Elected
Premium
join:2001-06-06
Columbia, SC

1 recommendation

reply to nunya

Seems the Squeaky wanted to be a Sparky



natedj
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join:2001-06-06
Columbia, SC

1 recommendation

reply to nunya

I don't care how lucrative it is, those copper thieves just don't understand the dangers of electricity.
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