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amandac1431 08-27-2010 06:47 PM

Help!!
 
i live in an older house built in the 1960's we have an old edison fuse box? well i tryd to change an outlet in our kitchen i took out the main fuse so there was no power in the whole house i changed the outlet put the main fuse back in and it blew the whole kitchen i took the new outlet back off and made sure everything was okay and it was i put another new fuse in it blew again. (gone threw 2 boxs of 30 tl fuses)
i contacted an electrician thats a family friend they said make sure that the material around the copper wires hasnt desinigrated and the wires arnt touching because if they are the fuse will blow and if they are tape that part off with electrical tape i did made sure nothing was touching and the fuse keeps blowing, i dont know what to do we have no power in the kitchen, i looked at the fuse box and took out the kitchen fuse the fustat fuse adapter looks like it could be blown? i dont know. im just woundering if i should change the fustat fuse adapter then try to add a new fuse other than that i have no idea what to do.

oh'mike 08-27-2010 06:55 PM

Take a look at the original outlet---was the tab removed between the two gold screws? did the original outlet have two wires on the hot screws?

Do you have a tester? Or a friendly electrician?

amandac1431 08-27-2010 07:01 PM

i dont think so i did put a new outlet on and i put everything back the way i found it, and when i was told to make sure no metal was touching there was alot that could have been the problem so i taped that all up i jsut think its something diffrent now maybe in the box

TimPa 08-27-2010 07:58 PM

read his question again and respond here.

oh mike - "Take a look at the original outlet---was the tab removed between the two gold screws? did the original outlet have two wires on the hot screws?"

hopefully you can dig the original out of the trash.

and, do you have/know how to use a meter?

**don't install any more fuses until you answer these questions or seek electrician help.

Scuba_Dave 08-27-2010 08:12 PM

I'm wondering why its a 30a fuse ?


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