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Old 08-09-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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Hey all.

I have an outlet problem and I can't figure it out to save my life!

My hall bathroom and master bath outlets and my outside outlet do not have power.
I have replaced the outside outlet and the outlet in the hall bath and it didn't fix the issue.

Is it possible for those 3 to be wired on a different circuit? None of my breakers are tripped and I don't have anything GFCI in this house. Would they be connected since all 3 encounter moisture? I'm really at a loss for what to do here and figured I would try here before calling an electrician since they are so expensive.

I have a 70s built, one story ranch style home.
It's wired so that one breaker goes to the front half of the house, 2nd for the back half.

The kitchen seems to be on its own for the most part then I have the others for disposal, range, dryer etc.

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Old 08-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Look for a tripped GFCI. Often found in the garage behind the pile of boxes or beer fridge. Older homes had one GFCI that covered all bathrooms, the garage and the outdoor receptacles.

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Old 08-09-2012, 10:29 PM   #3
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you say there are no GFI's in the house. if you're certain about this, then thats not the problem.
you also stated one breaker goes to half the house, and one breaker goes to the other half.
Are we then to assume half the outlets and lights are on one circuit, and the other half are also on one circuit?? (two circuits for most of the house)

if this is true, you need to find where the power stops feeding these "dead" outlets.
Are the three dead outlets all on the same circuit?? and if so, does anything else on this circuit work??
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Have you replaced any fixtures switches fans etc Round this time?
If not, I also vote for an out of the way gfci recept somewhere.
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The only thing I changed was that a light switch by the front door of the house controlled one of the outlets in the living room so I unhooked it because we kept accidentally turning the TV off. Other than that nothing has been changed.
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Are there backstabbed devices in this house? Those all sound like things that would have been on the same circuit say 20-25 years ago.

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