As you will see, my electrical understanding is quite newbie, to say
I wanted to know if a circuit breaker trips because of an overload,
does that mean all is ok and there is no damage to wiring etc.?
Here's why I ask: We are having a roof put on and the workers were
using the electrical outlet outside the house for their saws. Well I
noticed they had the breaker box open and asked why. They said when
they ran 2 saws at once it tripped the breaker. Is this anything to
worry about? I assumed because it cut off, the safety feature worked
and all is well. But then I wondered if the extra current going through
the wire before getting to the box could have damaged the wiring (if
that makes any sense). Also, I noticed they had the door to the panel
left open and still both saws plugged in. So it's possible they were
"taking turns" and may have overlapped again, thinking they could just
keep resettig it.
Is it very likely I have anything to worry about? If so, what to do?
Note: If it matters, this is a 45 year old house. Also, I was in the
house and did not notice anything go off--not that I can say every
thing was on in the house. Do these outside outlets usually have their
Thanks for any help,