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Old 05-04-2013, 09:12 PM   #46
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Not very good at playing detective, I'm always the victim.

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I checked all of the outlets for power (with probes and plugging in a drill ), the only one that had any power at all is the one that sparked.The other 4 had no power. I turned the breakers off and on , still nothing. So now I have the light and 1 receptacle that works. I did the breaker test and either I did it wrong or I have no power coming in to the box, which is not true because I have some things that work, even when I tested those breakers, the probe tester did not light up.
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The probe is not long enough to test one of the breakers the way I was told to. did check the one and it did not lite up , but managed to get power back to the outlet that sparked.
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Old 05-05-2013, 04:56 PM   #49
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The outlet that works---how many wires go to it and what colors are they?
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3 wires, red black and green , connected in the back of the receptacles. The other outlets have black, white and green wire connected to the screws.

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Old 05-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #51
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Does the screw with the black wire or the red wire work.
Is the tab broken between the black and red wire?
Is this receptacle controlled by a switch?
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The receptacle that is working has the wires "plugged in " to the back.The other outlets have the white black and green wires connected on the side with screws, all of these (4 ) have no power to them at all.
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What about the rest of the question I asked?
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Black, and No!!! sorry I had to load a lawnmower!!!
All of the outlets had power to them previously!!!!!

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Old 05-06-2013, 12:46 PM   #55
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Just a little tid-bit for ya rickyjoseph...

You're going to put a lot of people off with all that "!!!!!!!!!" stuff...

Maybe you're not intending it to be "yelling", but it looks like you are.

I'm not going to argue the fact for the next 20 posts, I'm just...I guess....letting you know how it looks from the other end, so to speak.

We all understand there's life outside of this website. For the most part a follow up question is just that...JUSt a follow up question. Don't read so much into it
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Sorry, I wasn't yelling, I just wanted to explain that all of the receptacles were in working condition. Thank you for calling my attention to that.
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Rick and Mike.... I guess none of my business... but just a possible idea that may/maynot help.

Rick, any chance you have a digital camera and can send the site some pictures.... I'm sure Mike would advise you of the specific pictures that would help.

Rick.... Electrical has some complexities that are very difficult to explain short of extended opportunities to fully explain. Mike is really going out of his way to diagnose/solve your issue.... it's just almost impossible to explain all the electrical issues also... so naturally it is confusing to you.

Mike.... IMO, my hat is off to ya sir....


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Yes I have a camera and would be more than happy to send some pictures, if someone wants to tell me what sort of pics would help in solving this issue.
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Rick....

As we all have our preferred method/order of trouble shooting an electrical problem, I don't want to confuse the current status with saying what pictures I would need.

I'll bet Mike (or JB or JP) is back soon and I bet they/he will let you know.

(I'm sure I know where Mike is attacking the problem... actually the same way I probably would, but I just don't want to jump in and add any confusion)

Good going/luck

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:04 PM   #60
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Hey guys.... Not to go off thread, but I just posted a response and it says 10:57 PM (or something like that).

I'm in Denver, and even if it was east coast time, it would only be 7 PM.

Am I talking to England (or the middle of the Atlantic ocean or something)

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