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05-18-13, 12:45 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Doesn't seem like anyone wants to work on panels,...

Doesn't seem like anyone wants to work on panels, are they that bad? 3 electricians found excuses not to come out when I told them what kind if issue it is, guess I should just research how to do it...
05-18-13, 07:32 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I assume the buss bar(s) are what carry the...

I assume the buss bar(s) are what carry the current to the back of the breakers where they snap in?

I do see the corrosion but no trace of water in the panel. You guys think a house this old...
05-17-13, 10:38 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

If you look close at the screws on the right side...

If you look close at the screws on the right side of the panel breakers some are blackened. Should I jist go ahead and replace all the breakers to be safe?
05-17-13, 06:25 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

It only smells when the dryer is going, but...

It only smells when the dryer is going, but what's really weird is it's not necessarily every time the dryer goes, but most times.

When I went to put the panel cover back on I saw this and freaked...
05-17-13, 05:47 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I don't see any labels that identify the panel...

I don't see any labels that identify the panel clearly though.
05-16-13, 10:23 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Here's a few pics I was able to snap, I can take...

Here's a few pics I was able to snap, I can take more if needed.

The Dryer is the one with the red and black wires at top right.
05-16-13, 09:29 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I used to work as an apprentice for commercial...

I used to work as an apprentice for commercial electrical construction for about 1.5 years so I have some experience and tools but that was over 10 years ago lol

I still remember some stuff and...
05-16-13, 09:14 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Do you know if this is generally an expensive...

Do you know if this is generally an expensive repair? I'm all tapped out for the month and only have like $50 to my name for 2 more weeks.
05-16-13, 08:50 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Exclamation Fishy smell from electrical panel??

So the past week my wife and I have smelled a fishy smell only when using our dryer. I thought maybe a rodent got in the vent or something and cleaned and inspected it and nothing in there, I walked...
03-09-11, 02:06 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Yea he swapped it out for a 20A.

Yea he swapped it out for a 20A.
03-09-11, 08:53 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I went with an electrician because I couldn't...

I went with an electrician because I couldn't find anything. Apparently The previous owners had a receptacle outside in the back yard that they put in and it had the short (was tied into the...
03-08-11, 01:45 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I just checked, and the plate says max 20A, but...

I just checked, and the plate says max 20A, but my breaker is a whopping 40A >.> I'm willing to bet most are wrong from what they should be at this point..
03-07-11, 07:46 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Here's the breaker panel. Not sure if that helps....

Here's the breaker panel. Not sure if that helps.

http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2631/2011030717440263.jpg
03-07-11, 02:03 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I tried that and it still buzzes, nothing comes...

I tried that and it still buzzes, nothing comes on and then it trips. The breaker smells funky too.
03-07-11, 07:00 AM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I didn't change anything under the yellow. It...

I didn't change anything under the yellow. It doesn't appear to be charred from what I can see so far. If I were to rewire everything from scratch to try to get my lights working again, how would I...
03-06-11, 10:21 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

2 wires, one black, one white to the switch for...

2 wires, one black, one white to the switch for the light.

Yea it's very weird to me too, the way it stands, is that one breaker controls the entire back half of my homes lighting, while the...
03-06-11, 09:53 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I just checked and more lights are wired to this...

I just checked and more lights are wired to this one breaker. So far I got my carport light, flood light outside my carport, laundry room light, 2 kitchen lights, 1 dining room light, 1 smoke alarm,...
03-06-11, 08:43 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Here's a newer pic that hopefully shows it...

Here's a newer pic that hopefully shows it better, I marked the 3 black and 3 white wires that are coming into the box.

http://img848.imageshack.us/img848/8899/87732650.jpg
03-06-11, 08:22 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

So theoretically I can just connect that black...

So theoretically I can just connect that black and white and the rest of the lights on that circuit should work right? Upon closer inspection theres 2 black wires going into the yellow wire nut, so...
03-06-11, 07:34 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Ok here's a few pics of inside the box. The two...

Ok here's a few pics of inside the box. The two orange wire nuts are mine, the yellow was there when I removed the old light fixture.

http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/43/52004897.jpg
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03-06-11, 07:16 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I honestly don't know what I did differently than...

I honestly don't know what I did differently than before. There were 3 white and 2 black wires, plus the ground tied to the box. Different light, but still just a white and black to hook up to in the...
03-06-11, 05:57 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

Question Lights out, odd wiring??

Ok so I just moved into an older home made in the 70's. I went to replace a den light with chandelier light. The previous light was wired really weird but I did black to black and white to white.
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08-02-09, 01:26 PM
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Posted By jbrdbr111

I'll definitely have to check that out later this...

I'll definitely have to check that out later this evening. I'm willing to bet that's what is going on.
08-01-09, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By jbrdbr111

I've replaced about 4-5 receptacles when I first...

I've replaced about 4-5 receptacles when I first moved in about 2 years ago and still getting the failures on those circuits, testers show its wired correctly, and its screw type.
08-01-09, 05:43 PM
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Views: 859
Posted By jbrdbr111

The main breaker says Bryant. I've just been...

The main breaker says Bryant. I've just been racking my brain trying to figure out what could be wrong for the whole place to keep killing my electronics like this...
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