Possible grounding problem

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Old 07-11-06, 06:05 PM
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Possible grounding problem

While doing some remodeling work in my bathroom, and adding a switch for a shower light, I tested hot leg of my circuit to determine if the power was off. I am reading a low ohmage reading between the black wire and the neutral. Is this normal?

Also the same type reading between the black and neutral on the circuit to the overhead fan and light.
Any help? or should I call in a pro?
 
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Old 07-11-06, 06:13 PM
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You should not be doing a resistance test to see if the power is off. The result means nothing. You will read through any light bulb or other load on the circuit.

You should KNOW the power is off because you turned off the correct breaker and because you KNOW definitively what is on each and every breaker, and you should test with either a two wire tester or with a meter set for ac volts.
 
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Old 07-11-06, 06:55 PM
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Smile thanks

I was using a Fluke electrical tester to check for voltage on the circuit.
However, you did answer my question.
Thanks.
 
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