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Old 12-10-2012, 05:35 PM   #1
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Outdoor cord was wet and plugged in


I was plugging in Christmas lights into outlet outside, I think the prong was wet, I saw a flash and now the outlet is dead. Circuit breaker didn't move. Could we have a fire in the wall?

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Old 12-10-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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You might want to check for a tripped GFI.

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You might want to check for a tripped GFI.
Most out door outlets are protected but a ground fault circuit interrupter--(GFI)

Look at the outlet--see if it has a push button to reset it--
If not--check the breaker box for a breaker with a reset button and the usual switch.

If not---look around the house for a gfci outlet that is tripped.
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Did you learn a lesson from this experience ?

This is why GFCI's are handy to have.
We all let our guard down sometimes.

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I was plugging in Christmas lights into outlet outside, I think the prong was wet, I saw a flash and now the outlet is dead. Circuit breaker didn't move.
Most likely a tripped GFCI somewhere as was mentioned. You owe your guardian angel one "attaboy"

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Could we have a fire in the wall?
I am sure you would know that by now.
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