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Old 06-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #16
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Did you check the connections in the ceiling lights?

We had a similar situation where a loose wirenut in a bedroom light caused all the outlets in there to show the same hot/ground reverse problem. Even though the light still worked.

check the neutral connections in all your ceiling lights....

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Will do that tonight and let you know the outcome. Makes logical sense seeing how that area is subject to more vibrations than elsewhere. Thanks.
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Ok here is what I did. I determined which way the circuit ran using my meter. I found the last working receptacle and went to the next recep down the line. I disconnected the wires from this recep and verified that no voltage was at the other recept or switches down the line. I went to the working recep and measured voltage from H-N, 120v then H-G, 120v and N-G, 22mV. I went to next recep downstream from the one that is working correctly and measured voltage, H-N, 69v then H-G, 115v, and N-G, 22v. This is the only recep on the downstream side of the working recep. I hope that I have isolated the area, not sure of next step. Thoughts.
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There is something in between that is causing the problem. Hidden junction box? device not found? Box in attic? damaged cable? Disconnect the cable leaving the working box and see if anything else goes dead.
Sometimes stud finders have a wire locate function. Perhaps you can use it to trace where the cable runs.
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Check to see if an outside outlet may have a loose connection. Could be one between the last working and first non-working outlet.
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Did you try replacing that bad outlet? Maybe something internally went wrong.... Also, just to be clear, are any of the fixtures sconces with outlets built in? I had a switched neutral issue with that once that cause all kinds of problems until I figured it out.
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First, I would like to thank everyone for their responses. I did finally find the problem. Their was an outlet tied into the circuit in a place that I did not see or should I say expected to be on the circuit given its location. I replaced this outlet and everything is working fine now. Again thanks to everyone. This is truly a very informative sight and with people willing to help others.

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