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10-05-12, 07:23 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Arlight, thank you guys. I'll get the other...

Arlight, thank you guys. I'll get the other voltage tester this weekend and if all else fails, have to call the pros. :o
10-03-12, 04:08 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

So what to I have to do exactly with the...

So what to I have to do exactly with the extension cord? I still don't follow, sorry. :confused: Thanks.

With the GFI, when I put the black probe in the ground hole and the red in the right hole,...
10-02-12, 03:48 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Ray - You were saying something about...

Ray -

You were saying something about running an extension cord but I didn't understand the instructions, so I had responded with: The only 3 prong receptacle with a ground is the new GFI outlet...
10-01-12, 03:45 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Nashkat1 - Thanks, I did everything you said...

Nashkat1 -

Thanks, I did everything you said and read the guide you linked to before I posted. Still a no go. What did you mean by "a loose connection at the next device upline"? You mean another...
09-30-12, 04:40 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

I don't have a multimeter, unfortunately. I used...

I don't have a multimeter, unfortunately. I used the tool I got from HD (link below) to test the wires and it showed no power.

The only 3 prong receptacle with a ground is the new GFI outlet in...
09-30-12, 01:34 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

I have turned the breakers on and off many times...

I have turned the breakers on and off many times while I was playing with the wires. I don't even know which is the right breaker for this outlet, so I've shut down the Main too to be safe.

Could...
09-30-12, 01:21 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Ok - I just did a walk through of the whole house...

Ok - I just did a walk through of the whole house and did not find any other GFIs; not surprising since the house is from the early 50s.

I am using this - Is this the right tool? By the way, I...
09-30-12, 12:45 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Nope~ It did not restore power. :(

Nope~ It did not restore power. :(
09-30-12, 12:36 PM
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Posted By whachudoin

Thanks for responding. I've turned each breaker...

Thanks for responding. I've turned each breaker off and on and tested the two black wires from the switch. There is no power.

I have a GFI outlet in the bathroom adjacent to this bedroom. An...
09-30-12, 11:37 AM
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Posted By whachudoin

Blow dryer killed the outlet? How can I fix it?

Hello,

I'm new here and wanted to say hello - I also need help and hope someone could help. I don't know much about electricity.

Basically, mom was using the blow dryer when the outlet she had...
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