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Old 06-05-2012, 01:06 PM   #31
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the lights are on the same circut..the sockets on different circuits vary..but I will check around and see if i can draw up a circuit map since I couldn't find the orginal one

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So, now, does EVERY light on that circuit flicker?

Are there outlets as well as lights on that circuit?

This is why Busman suggested a circuit map.

You make a sketch of floor plan. Mark every outlet and light.
Then number each circuit breaker.
Then shut one breaker off and go see what doesn't work. Mark the non-working outlets and switches with the breaker number that is off.
Use a small lamp to check the outlets.
Hopefully the breaker box is not downstairs or outside. Making a circuit map is a tiring job, but very helpful in trouble shooting.
the lights are on the same circut..the sockets on different circuits vary..but I will check around and see if i can draw up a circuit map since I couldn't find the orginal one .. as far as i know the lights are on circuit by themselves
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Did the electrician use a meter to test the voltage in the panel and meter socket? That would have been my first check pluging a drill in diggerent receptacles and testing voltage on one hot at a time. My meter with aligator clamps set on min voltage setting works for this.
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Yes they did and they checked the sockets that have been giving us the most problem and they got replaced...we are thinking about getting the rest of the sockets in the house replaced because our house was build in the 1970's..and the sockets are quite old
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Did the electrician use a meter to test the voltage in the panel and meter socket? That would have been my first check pluging a drill in diggerent receptacles and testing voltage on one hot at a time. My meter with aligator clamps set on min voltage setting works for this.
Yes they did and they checked the sockets that have been giving us the most problem and they got replaced...we are thinking about getting the rest of the sockets in the house replaced because our house was build in the 1970's..and the sockets are quite old

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