blew it out for good?!

Old 08-30-03, 06:15 PM
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Red face blew it out for good?!

over 2 weeks ago, my mom and i were using too many outlets at once and blew a circuit. we had a window a/c running, iron, lights, etc. just to name a few of the many appliances we had going on at the same time. not to mention, it was also a hot day, if that matters. so, my entire bedroom does not have any electricity, half of our extra room isn't running electricity, and in one of our bathrooms, the lights are out, but the outlet works. we had the electrical company come out, and they sent a guy in training who knew nothing about inside wiring and said that was our problem. he did, however, check to see if electricity was running to the house. there is, but there is something he mentioned about a weak electrical signal coming into the house. he tried the circuit breaker, as did we, but after he left, i noticed that our electrical stove came back on, which we didnt even notice was out. also, in the ajoining living room/to the kitchen, one outlet, closest to the main celing light, is out as are the celing light. so, theres much more out than we first thought. my question is, is there someway that my mother and i can figgure out how to repair this situation on our own, maybe by checking out library books, or if I were to ask my brother, (jack of all trades), to come take a look, would this be out of our hands? i'm just trying to get around the expense we anticipate by calling in the professionals/electricians. please help a.s.a.p. i'm afraid of the dark!
Old 08-30-03, 07:36 PM
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There are too many possibilities. If the utility worker said there was power comming into the house, then you need to pay the $75-100 service charge for an electrician to check it out. Very possible that it is a faulty circuit breaker or an oddball wiring failure.

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