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mattjub 04-06-2010 11:29 AM

Electrical in detached garage
 
I recently bought a house that was built in 1951 that has a detached garage. When we were looking at the house the agent could never get a key to the garage however we could look inside through the windows. Now that I own the house and have the keys I noticed that there is no power in the garage. I have a light in the garage and a light on the top of the garage, outside the garage and neither works. I went inside the house and checked the breaker box and they are all fine. I have also checked the fuses in the house and they are fine too. My question is there separate fuses located in the garage that might have tripped? Does the electricity come from the house or is there a separate line? Does it vary per house or is there a normal wiring?

I sorry if this is so vague, I am a first time home owner just trying to figure out why the lights on and in the garage do not work but everything in the house works.

andrew79 04-06-2010 04:23 PM

most likely it was dissconnected at some point for some unknown reason and never hooked back up again. It would involve alot of trouble shooting most likely to get the power back on.
The bigger question is...is this the reason the agent could "never get" the keys?

Scuba_Dave 04-06-2010 04:34 PM

You need to try to find where the power enters the garage & where it leaves the house
Look for tripped GFCI outlets
Make sure all breakers are on & fuses are not burnt out
Is there anything labeled as power to garage ?

joed 04-06-2010 05:20 PM

Unless there is a meter on the garage the power came from the house. If the garage is not finished you should be able to trace the cables and see where it was fed into the garage. Perhaps it was overhead and came down in a storm, never to be replaced.

goose134 04-07-2010 02:10 AM

I'm only going to say this because I recently saw Slingblade, but have you tried changing the bulbs?

jlmran 04-07-2010 07:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goose134 (Post 425157)
I'm only going to say this because I recently saw Slingblade, but have you tried changing the bulbs?

Awwratt, den...reckon...

J. V. 04-07-2010 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goose134 (Post 425157)
I'm only going to say this because I recently saw Slingblade, but have you tried changing the bulbs?

Best advice so far.


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