Why’d the breaker trip?

Ants.

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Ants made a home in this outlet box

This box is not remotely up to task, nor is the electrical run that feeds it. This is not a good way to run underground feeder cable:

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Exposed underground feeder cable

That is an artifact of previous inhabitants exposed by years of erosion. I need to run that through some Liqua Flex conduit and bury it, which requires trenching through limestone. I’d prefer to retire this circuit and skip the chore of doing a proper job, but the gate opener is at the end of the run.

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Gate opener controller box with a marine battery

Until I clean up the electrical run, the gate opener’s battery will steadily run down until the gate no longer opens.

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