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wackyned 11-08-2012 03:05 PM

No power too lighting in Master bedroom, hallway and bathroom(also fan)
I bought a 1970's house and everything is great. Learning lots on plumbing, now going to try electrical.

The power outlet, lights and fan in the hallway bathroom do not have power going to them. Also the Hallway Light and the master bedroom lights. The power outlets in the master bedroom still work. No breakers were tripped at the time the lights went out.

I had an electritian in training take a look and they said it looked like animals chewed the wires. They later changed their mind to lack of oxidization agents on the alunimum connections.

No animals have chewed on the wall wires.

Any help or ideas would be good. Thank you.

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 03:12 PM

Have you looked for a GFI that has tripped?

wackyned 11-08-2012 03:30 PM

lets assume that i'm a luddite. GFI?

joecaption 11-08-2012 03:37 PM

wackyned 11-08-2012 03:40 PM

I'll try to reset the plug. Thank you.

wackyned 11-08-2012 06:32 PM

The outlet in the bathroom does not have a reset button

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 07:19 PM

Check any and all gfci.

wackyned 11-08-2012 07:21 PM

none in the house

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 07:22 PM


wackyned 11-08-2012 07:27 PM

Nope...Old house

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 07:29 PM

Have you turned on and off, one at a time, your breakers in the main box?

Make sure your ac, computer and tvs are off.

wackyned 11-08-2012 07:30 PM

None were tripped, you think that would help?

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 07:33 PM

Is this house wired with aluminum or copper?

Yes, you could have a bad breaker. If you turn off breakers one at a time, mark them based on what goes off. I am no expert but I have seen breaker look like it was on, but was tripped.

wackyned 11-08-2012 07:35 PM


I'll do it tonight. Thank you.

digitalplumber 11-08-2012 07:40 PM

Hmmmmmmm aluminum, that alarms me! You need to find this sooner rather than later and may require you calling an expert before your house burns down!

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