A/C trips breaker inside my house...

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    Mbartlett407 New Member

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    Hello!
    I'm new to popupportal and thrilled to have stumbled upon it.
    We purchased a 2005 Fleetwood Niagara.. when power is run from my home, after about 10-15 minutes of the AC being on low it trips my breaker. I am new to the lingo all you experts use so please bare with me.... Any ideas why this is happening?
    Thanks!
     
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    Your A/C is drawing more current than that circuit can supply. The A/C unit should have 20 Amps to itself.
     
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    Thank you, that was quick!
    Do you happen to know anything about the furnace?
     
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    Like what?
     
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    We attempted to turn on the heat and was unsuccessful. The gas was on, we ran the stove for a few minutes. The thermostat was also turned on. The furnace attempted to light twice before turning off.
     
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    We have our extension cord running all the way to the master bathroom because it's the only 20 amp breaker in the house that doesn't share. :(
     
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    Make sure your other appliances work. Sometimes there is a 2nd feed on the gas line. You may need to run the stove on the inside port and the outside one to charge the lines. Also make sure the gas is on for the furnace.

    Most household power is 15 amps, which is usually right at the limit to run the A/C. Most pull up to 20 amps. I have a dedicated high amp line in my garage that I can plug into and run everything in the camper if needed.
     
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    Sometimes there is air in the line. No spark or fan not running could cause it not to light. As others have said, run some other gas appliances in the camper to make sure you have good gas flow.
     
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    If your furnace fails to light after you purge the lines by running the stove, check the furnace orifice for spider webs. Spiders are attracted to propane. A flea collar in the furnace and fridge compartments will keep them out.
     
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    On the subject of spiderwebs, be sure you have a functional and convenient fire extinguisher handy. :rolleyes:
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    [EEK][:O]:shocked: Is this true???

    I am going to invest in an electric water heater. No more propane for us. I'm also switching back to our liquid fuel stove outside. I knew there was no good to come from this easy, clean propane crap. :laugh:

    "Make the switch," they said. "You'll love it," they said.
     
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    Only the tiny ones like propane. The really big hairy ones tend to like cookie jars. A fresh warm batch of cookies is sure to bring them out!
     
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    If you put a short piece of 1/2 in electrical conduit next to the gas grill there will be spiders in that too.
    Matter of fact there most likely will be spiders in it no matter where you put it outside.
     
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