||07-12-2007 03:06 PM
Hi all ~ I was hosting an outdoor party and had an outdoor extension (the big orange kind) plugged into a power bar that had 2 blenders, a boom box and a punch fountain hooked on it. Everything was going fine until we had a huge rainstorm with wind and the power cut off. Inside the house, I checked the circuit box (I think that is what you call it) and the GFI switches were tripped. The rest of the house is fine. I unplugged everything from the outside outlet and turned the switch inside to off, then back to on. Nothing happened. The outdoor plugs do not have a red reset button like I have seen before and inside the switch reads from left to right "off, trip, on". There is a "test" button on the switch inside and I have tried to push that and then switch it to "on", but I still have no power. The switch inside covers two of the slots in the circuit box, but it is one unit. It is also sticking out more than the other switches. I tried to push it in, but it doesn't go in. The switch says "20" on it. This is a double wide manufactired house built in 1993. The outside outlets are separate with one screw holding them onto the side of the house. They are covererd individually, but again have no reset button outside that I can see. What am I doing wrong? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. This is our cottage and I just know when hubby comes for the weekend, I am going to get a lecture about how many things I had plugged into the power bar :whistling2: ...please help! It has been two days since it blew and I still have no power. Thanks in advance...