I forgot to tell you guys that a few weeks back one of my breakers blew because I had too many appliances on the same circuit.
It was pretty late at night. I went to go try to fix it but the switches were 50 years old and wouldn't flip anymore. I removed a metal covering to see if maybe any wires were loose behind the panel. It looked fine. At least when they renovated the house before I bought it they put in new wires.
So here we go. I put back on the cover (Borfo style) and I try to shove it up the into the box at an angle to fit in... It gets stuck. I guess I have it upside down and I make contact with both of lugs that come directly from the Main service line and splits directly to the box. Sparks fly like mad. Smoke is pouring from inside the box. It sounds and looks like a Dr. Megavolt show. My heart is racing. I hear the neighbor scream. Street Lights are pulsating. I think, I don't want the house to burn down. So I quickly grab an old 2x4 behind the fence and whack at the cover violently. Apparently The cover had welded itself to the lugs and it took A LOT of brute force to knock it free.
The next morning my friend Juvi comes over to look at it, shakes his head, and tells me I could have , died. He takes me to a obscure pro electronics store where I could replace the old breakers with sort of new ones. And now, 300 bucks later, everything works just fine.
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