Derek Arnold

discovered today my electrical panel in my house has what looks like a double pole 30A breaker that inexplicably only has a single 120V receptacle attached to it and I only started looking into this thing because it killed two LED lights that were plugged into it so uhhhhhhhhhh I turned that fucker off and I'm gonna call an electrician sometime

I am not kidding I turned off the breaker and there is nothing in my house that is unlit that should be lit, all appliances accounted for, etc. maybe there is a secret grow op in a previously unknown subbasement

@derek or perhaps you inadvertently powered off an old VMS machine that was accidentally sealed into a doorless windowless room in your house that you were unaware of, shutting down some obscure service that has been running continuously since the building was constructed.

And now a small group of greybeards somewhere that relied on this service are beside themselves trying to figure out what's wrong!

@derek My house has an old water pump (connected to an old dug well that supplied the house with water before it had city water) connected to a 30A breaker. In theory I can use it for watering the garden, but I've never fired up the pump.

@darkfrog I wish it was something like that but the sellers actually replaced the fusebox with this breaker panel after the inspection during the process of buying this house so it feels even more unnecessary. Our house does have a capped well though

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