Electrical pop on floor...

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Old 12-12-13, 02:10 AM
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I was awoken by a LOUD noise. I walked out to see what was wrong, my Dad came out of his room and said there was a flash of light in the kitchen and then the loud noise. I smelled what seemed like burning plastic, and my brother said he had smelled it earlier and thought it was our Christmas tree. We unplugged everything on the counters, but when I looked underneath the bar in the kitchen I found this. It wasn't hot, but obviously there was some kind of shortage. What I need to know is if we are in immediate danger of a fire? It is after 3 am so we can't call anyone right now. It's creepy and unsettling! What's going on underneath my house??
 
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Old 12-12-13, 02:23 AM
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Hard to say from just that. Did any breakers trip?
 
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No, no breakers tripped. It's bizarre.
 
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Old 12-12-13, 03:22 AM
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It was the homeowner before us who did the wiring. We've lived here 8 years and never had a problem.
 
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Old 12-12-13, 03:41 AM
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Is that hole all the way through the floor? Can you look underneath?
 
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Old 12-12-13, 04:42 AM
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You can almost see a square outline - like a hidden junction box. I hope you have access underneath.
 
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Old 12-12-13, 06:29 AM
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Send us another pic, but including more of the surrounding area.
 
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Old 12-12-13, 07:11 AM
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when I looked underneath the bar in the kitchen I found this.
What kind of floor is it? Is it a wood floor over a basement or crawl space or a concrete floor covered with linoleum/vinyl or paint?
 
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Old 12-12-13, 07:31 AM
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Tribe-fan wrote:
n almost see a square outline - like a hidden junction box. d
Good catch. I sse it now that you mention it. I think the O/P may need to cut the vinyl if no access below.
 
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