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These helpful guidelines outline work and material deficiencies in new homes and residential condominium units covered under the statutory warranty [...]

Fuses Blow or Circuit Breakers Trip

Article Number

7.1

Condition

FUSES BLOW OR CIRCUIT BREAKERS TRIP

Acceptable Performance/Condition

Electrical circuits shall be installed in accordance with the Ontario Electrical Safety Code.

Warranty

Two-Year - Delivery and Distribution Systems. · Damage resulting from improper maintenance or additions, deletions or alterations made by the homeowner is excluded from the statutory warranty. · Secondary damage caused by defects, such as property damage or personal injury, is excluded from the statutory warranty.

Action

Electrical circuits not meeting the acceptable performance shall be repaired.

Remarks

Circuit breakers protect electrical wiring from overloading. Frequent tripping of circuit breakers or blown fuses could result from faulty appliances and should be investigated. Some appliances have special power requirements. Care should be taken not to overload or bypass electrical circuits. Personal injury or fire can result. Typical household wiring is installed to accommodate residential electrical loads. Specific requirements should be discussed with the builder prior to installation.

  

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