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01-04-10, 10:44 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Something so simple..... of course!!! Remember I...

Something so simple..... of course!!! Remember I said that when I checked one of the light switches, a big bundle of wires sparked and lit up the wire nut? Well, that was it all along. The wires...
01-04-10, 11:38 AM
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Posted By mnhwinn

I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!!! I fixed...

I DID IT! I DID IT! I DID IT!!!!

I fixed it! I wonder if you all heard me screaming with JOY? Because I really was screaming!!

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HELP!!! I never could...
01-03-10, 05:39 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Yes, I do see that. :( And I do appreciate...

Yes, I do see that. :( And I do appreciate those drawings you did as I am a visual learner! I was really just hoping it would be easier!! haha What do you make of the new sparking? And if I do...
01-03-10, 05:21 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

I only replaced the outlets that I knew had no...

I only replaced the outlets that I knew had no power. The range of this circuit breaker seems huge - it is possible that a working outlet is the culprit, if I am understanding you correctly?? :(
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01-03-10, 12:49 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Ok, replaced all of the outlets and still no...

Ok, replaced all of the outlets and still no power. What's the next step? Do I need to check the light switches associated with the circuit in question now?

Yes ray, the 2 black wires were side by...
01-02-10, 10:25 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/mnhwinn/I...

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy126/mnhwinn/IMG00073.jpg

4 holes to each side of the old outlets. Make sense now?
01-02-10, 09:58 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

I am on the very last outlet..... and now I'm...

I am on the very last outlet..... and now I'm stumped. This outlet is wired to a switch. There are 3 white wires on one side, and 2 black and 1 red on the other side. My question is, the outlets...
01-02-10, 08:07 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

I'm ok with switching them out.... I'm in the...

I'm ok with switching them out.... I'm in the process right now. 3 down, 5 to go. I'm ok with the process, it's just tedious, and I don't want to do it all and then still have it not work. :( But...
01-02-10, 05:54 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

There is a dimmer switch on a light in the...

There is a dimmer switch on a light in the bedroom that is connected to the circuit breaker in question, but it is still working.

No red wire... just black, white, and ground.
01-02-10, 05:33 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Ok, I went to Home Depot and purchased a non...

Ok, I went to Home Depot and purchased a non contact voltage tester, and digital multimeter. I have not opened the multimeter yet. But when testing the wires with the voltage tester, the wires that...
01-02-10, 01:56 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Ok, arc n spark - yes, I have checked the...

Ok, arc n spark - yes, I have checked the breakers again and again, as well as all the GFCI I can find. No luck. I do not have a multimeter. Should I go get one? btw, your avatar represents...
01-02-10, 01:26 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much I...

Oh my gosh, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of this info!!! And when I get it figured out, I will appreciate it even more!

Yes, I know, I called myself STUPID! Believe me, I've...
01-02-10, 12:34 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Ok, here are pictures... to clarify - I removed...

Ok, here are pictures... to clarify - I removed an old light fixture and attempted to install this new one. (minutes before I put the same one into the other bathroom, and it is fine!) So I...
01-02-10, 11:26 AM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Update: the plugs are only the backstab type,...

Update: the plugs are only the backstab type, they do not have screws on the side. Do I need to go purchase 16 plugs with screw type sides now in order to attempt to resolve this.........
01-02-10, 10:36 AM
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Posted By mnhwinn

No, I'm sorry. By partially off, I mean that...

No, I'm sorry. By partially off, I mean that some of the lights and plugs that are controlled by the breaker work, but some do not.
01-02-10, 10:28 AM
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Posted By mnhwinn

Forgive me for sounding stupid..... I have 9...

Forgive me for sounding stupid..... I have 9 light switches and 16 plugs that have no power. I'm curious, if I change one set of switches (say the ones that operate the bathroom), and turn the...
01-02-10, 08:38 AM
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Posted By mnhwinn

I will check those. But do you think that the...

I will check those. But do you think that the sparking of the wires had something to do with it? Could it have damaged the wires somewhwere along the circuit? Or is the thought that it just caused...
01-01-10, 09:43 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

yes, I've switched all of them off and then back...

yes, I've switched all of them off and then back on..... no luck. The stranger thing is that the lights and plugs that the specific breaker controls are only partially off. Does that make sense?
01-01-10, 09:34 PM
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Posted By mnhwinn

partial loss of electricity in house

I've lost power in parts of my house. I was changing a ceiling light fixture, and when I completed it, it didn't work, so I began to undo it, and when I did, the wires sparked. Since then, I've...
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