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bp91708 03-18-2011 02:06 AM

short circuit. reset the breaker, but no power
 
I tried to replace the receptacle outlet without turn off the breaker (bad idea). The cutter accidently touch the ground while I try to cut the hot wire. At the moment they touched, there is a loud popping sound from the outlet. I reset every breaker (because the panel is poorly label) but there is still no power for that outlet. Any one know what might cause no power from the outlet with the stupid mistake I made?

Leah Frances 03-18-2011 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by bp91708
I tried to replace the receptacle outlet without turn off the breaker (bad idea). The cutter accidently touch the ground while I try to cut the hot wire. At the moment they touched, there is a loud popping sound from the outlet. I reset every breaker (because the panel is poorly label) but there is still no power for that outlet. Any one know what might cause no power from the outlet with the stupid mistake I made?

Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way. Go to the blackboard and write 50 times: I will not work on Hot circuits.

You are going to have to be a detective and start hunting.
- new outlet, right?

Jim Port 03-18-2011 07:03 AM

Some breakers are not all that far out of position when tripped. Run your hand down the row and feel to see if they line up.

joed 03-18-2011 07:27 AM

Some brands of breakers require you to turn them to off to reset them.

NCpaint1 03-18-2011 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Leah Frances (Post 611786)
Sometimes lessons are learned the hard way. Go to the blackboard and write 50 times: I will not work on Hot circuits.

You are going to have to be a detective and start hunting.
- new outlet, right?

Thats how I find the breaker. :whistling2: I cant be bothered looking around the box for the right one. I just touch the black and white together until it trips and I hear the "pop". Im a hack though :jester: :whistling2:

jbfan 03-18-2011 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by NCpaint1 (Post 611824)
Thats how I find the breaker. :whistling2: I cant be bothered looking around the box for the right one. I just touch the black and white together until it trips and I hear the "pop". Im a hack though :jester: :whistling2:

I hope you don't have one of those never trip breakers like FP.:laughing:

NCpaint1 03-18-2011 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by jbfan (Post 611829)
I hope you don't have one of those never trip breakers like FP.:laughing:

Nope, mine are the "always trip" kind :laughing:

Jackofall1 03-18-2011 08:40 AM

Is the circuit you are adding on to protected by a GFCI? in which case you could reset the breaker but the GFCI will also need resetting.

Mark

SD515 03-18-2011 09:15 AM

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Teacher...I've got a cramp....can I stop now ?:huh:

Jackofall1 03-18-2011 09:35 AM

Go stand in the corner and don't move

SD515 03-18-2011 10:07 AM

:wallbash:


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