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Old 06-04-11, 08:15 AM
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electrical problem

I have a bathroom and laundry room that are not getting any power. I have checked the outlets and switches and they are all good. I am not sure how to check the light fixtures. The breaker did not blow. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-04-11, 09:02 AM
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How did you check receptacles and switches?

http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...ml#post1837048
 
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Old 06-04-11, 11:36 AM
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Multimeter. I got an electrician to come out and I had a couple of grounds in my main box that needed to be replaced. He fixed them and solved my problem. It only cost me 55 dollars and it only took him about 45 min.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 11:44 AM
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Glad you got it.
I had a couple of grounds in my main box that needed to be replaced.
Grounds are not required for the receptacles to work. It must have been something else. Maybe a loose neutral.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 12:06 PM
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Or the electrician did a bit of tightening after he reset the GFCI. $55 for almost 1 hr? Never saw that before.

Glad it's fixed...but with a little more time/info...you probably would have been able to fix it yourself.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 02:09 PM
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$55 for almost 1 hr? Never saw that before.
What should've it cost?
 
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In my area an electrician (not a handyman) wouldn't even start his vehicle for less than $125.
 
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Old 06-04-11, 07:16 PM
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What should've it cost?
Quite a bit more than that!
 
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Old 06-05-11, 06:53 AM
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Being a Saturday, it could have been time and a half or even double time in some areas. Furd's number is about right.
 
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Unless it was at my neighbor's house (the good ones, not the loud ones) and I could have walked over there in my slippers it would have been a lot more than that. Sounds like the OP got a great deal.
 
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