I had a kitchen remodel that went a bit bad with a contractor and his minions. The house was build in 1934 so has a two wire system with a 100A panel. As we remodel we are replacing 2 wire system with 3 wire.
New lights and switches were installed during the remodel of the kitchen and it appears the contractors electrician tied the kitchen lights to a 20A GFCI breaker than also has the living room outlets tied to it. With the breaker not tripped, the outlets in the living room work, turn on any of the lights in the kitchen and the breaker trips, the lights continue working but the outlets are dead.
I purchased a replacement breaker thinking it was bad, installed, and the same thing happens. When installing the breaker I noticed that when the white neutral is connected to the neutral busbar the neutral arches when it is connected to the breakers WITHOUT the breaker being connected to the positive busbar.
There is a lawsuit with the contractor at the moment and the electrician refuses to answer his phone. Anyone have an idea what may be going on here?