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Old 09-28-2012, 10:25 PM   #16
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just realized the outlet in our master is connected to the outlet on our back porch maybe water getting it wet there?

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i know what you mean about buying a house previously owned by a bad electrical DIY

you should be safe if you turn off both the offending breakers.
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just realized the outlet in our master is connected to the outlet on our back porch maybe water getting it wet there?
The breaker which keeps tripping. Is it a GFCI breaker? (does it have a test button?)
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yeah we have already had to redo an addition he did (part of it was i think the outlet on the back porch) and all of the plumbing in both backrooms (leaks all in the walls) and finding more everyday! I def will call out a real electrician. I am a DIY person but I don't deal with stuff that I know I can't handle unlike our last guy. thanks for the help!
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The breaker which keeps tripping. Is it a GFCI breaker? (does it have a test button?)
its a breaker in our breaker panel and it doesn't have a test button. its the original breaker from when the house was built in 1972It is controlling the lights in a bedroom, hall and closet and also our front living room and now i found out that one outlet in our master bedroom ( which is very close to the outside receptacle which I'm sure its effecting as well, the guy added the outside receptacle when he added on the addition to our house which was done horribly)
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If the breaker trips immediately it's either a serious overload or a dead short. If it holds for a while and then trips it's an overload. Is the breaker hot to the touch when it's working or does it trip before it heats up? Put your nose to the panel and smell the breaker. Heavily overloaded breakers can have a putrid odor. Can you tell how many things are on that specific breaker? Breakers which have been continually overloaded loose there ability to hold their rated capacity.
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Do you have a sump pump for your house? If yes, do you know if it is working?
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A house built in 72 may have aluminum wire. Aluminum wire is known for bad connections over time. Can you verify this?

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