Follow up to "Nothing Works"

Old 01-09-04, 03:20 PM
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Angry Follow up to "Nothing Works"

A few weeks ago I posted about my sudden loss of power on my porch. As recommended, I purchased an outlet tester, and got the response "Open Neutral". The much appreciated advice suggested looking for a white wire that may have come off on an outlet. I checked for this, and found no wires loose.
Sparky also suggested if none were found, to follow the wire back to the splice(s) and see if one of those came undone.

Unfortunately, the splices are in junction boxes behind the wallboard. Is there some way to do the checking without tearing the wall open? Or some other advice?
I appreciate the help I've already received, and any responses/help I get from this post. Thank you!
Old 01-09-04, 03:26 PM
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There should be no junction boxes behind wall board. This is a code violation. Open the wall and fix the code violation.
Old 01-09-04, 04:50 PM
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Racraft is correct and now you know the reason for this code item.
Old 01-09-04, 08:19 PM
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How do you know that the splices are in junction boxes behind the wallboard?

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