Nail gun and compressor won't work

Roofer called and said his nail gun and compressor won't work - must have tripped the circuit or something. They are using compressors and nail guns - what do I do now?


Don't know what the roofers are using. They are not the sharpest knives in the drawer for common sense.

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Jul 02, 2015
Nail gun compressor trips breaker
by: Bill

Obviously, you have them reset the breaker.

What is the amperage of the circuit the breaker is on. If not a 20 amp, if you have an outlet wired to a 20 amp breaker, use that one.

If they are using an extension cord, tell them to stop. Tell them to leave the compressor on the ground near the plug and run air lines to the roof to power the nail gun.

See the troubleshooting page on this site for the link to the page about why air compressors pop breakers.

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