The 20 amp circuit breaker that controls my man cave, my rear patio lights including a lampost, and some outlets in my back yard started tripping about two weeks ago. Currently the lights and outlets in backyard are not in use and have not been since late October.
As early as yesterday, I unplugged, and put all light switches in the off position that is controlled by that breaker. The breaker held for about 7 hours before tripping late last night.
The outlets and lampost in back yard are all new. They were installed last May when I had some work done on my back yard. Never was there any problem after installation up until 2 weeks ago. We live in NY and did have a major Blizzard about 3 weeks ago as well as freezing temp over the last week or so. I checked the outlets and all are dry and wiring is all intact.
Any other suggestions?? Quite stressful not being able to use my man cave and the thought of all the $$$ it may take to correct!