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11-08-14, 10:23 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Yeah, Joe. It was some pressure fit soffit vents...

Yeah, Joe. It was some pressure fit soffit vents that didn't pressure fit so well when the weather got cold and dry.
We've spent a fair amount of time in the attic inspecting wires, digging through...
11-08-14, 07:39 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Ugh. Thanks, Wyr. I did pull a squirrel out...

Ugh. Thanks, Wyr. I did pull a squirrel out last winter. I guess I'll need more chocolate.
11-07-14, 02:26 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Yeah, Dickey. I'm not ignoring it until it goes...

Yeah, Dickey. I'm not ignoring it until it goes away. It'll get a junction box.
11-07-14, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

I did not make a splice. The wires appeared to...

I did not make a splice. The wires appeared to be in good condition, so I just separated them (since the sheathing was gone) to come back to at a later date. All was well for several days. Went...
11-06-14, 05:04 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

And another thing

Another weird thing was that the voltage probe lit up right away on all switches except one. One of the three way switches took several minutes to light up the probe.
11-06-14, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Curiouser and curiouser

I hope you guys are still tuned in.
After pulling the staple and inspecting the wires, I just separated the wires, turned the breaker back on, and everything worked perfectly. Two days later, the...
10-29-14, 02:03 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

I was afraid of that! ********************

I was afraid of that!
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10-29-14, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

New Question

Okay, guys. New question. I pulled the staple, inspected the wires, no apparent breaks. Separated the wires and powered up. Everything works beautifully. I would really like not to have to...
10-29-14, 10:10 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Photo

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I think this is going to qualify as my new least favorite home repair. I have about 12 inches vertical, and a frozen shoulder.
10-28-14, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Ugh. Manana, Pulpo. This won't be fun. But I...

Ugh. Manana, Pulpo. This won't be fun. But I think you're right.
Thanks.
10-28-14, 06:46 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Yikes. I assume that will be inside a wall, yes?...

Yikes. I assume that will be inside a wall, yes? Or in the attic?
10-28-14, 05:50 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Old + new. All not working. New ones were...

Old + new. All not working. New ones were installed just over a year ago when we had walk-in closets installed.
10-28-14, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Well, I replaced the first outlet, and no joy. ...

Well, I replaced the first outlet, and no joy. Still no more than trace voltage in that one, as well as all of the others. Tomorrow - the ceiling light. After that the hall ceiling fan. Fingers...
10-28-14, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Maureen23669

If I had done this while things were working even...

If I had done this while things were working even a little, that would have helped. Now everything on that circuit is completely dead. I think it's easter egg hunt time. Unfortunately the likely...
10-27-14, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Thanks guys. More to think about. The breaker...

Thanks guys. More to think about.
The breaker didn't even trip to the middle position. I don't know if that matters.
The circuit is comprised of two different constructions. Original in 1957. ...
10-27-14, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Maureen23669

Need help with diagnosis

Yesterday my master bedroom circuit got finicky. Turned on the vacuum cleaner, everything died. The breaker did not switch to off, but I switched it off and then on, and things worked again. The...
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