||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.