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Old 01-29-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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I have an entire electrical circuit that randomally went out. On this circuit there is a 3 way light, an outlet and a 2 way light. I have pulled the covers off the light switches and the outlet, and tested with a multi-meter there is not any power getting to any of those. I have also cycled the breakers at the breaker panel, tested the power coming out of the breakers, and re-terminated all connections at the breaker panel, and at switches and outlet not working. There is not a GFCI outlet on the circuit. I am not 100% certain on the breaker attached with the circuit in question, because the panel was not labeled when we purchaded our house, but i have narrowed it down to 5 unknowns, over time as I have done various projects around the house. Basically there is power coming out of all breakers in our panel, but no power getting to the lights/outlet. Any suggestions would be appreciated, this is lighting for my entry way/porch, and I am tired of greeting guests in the dark.

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Old 01-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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And you did look for a GFI out on the porch or outside someplace?

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Yes, the outlet on the porch is not a GCFI, and is on another circuit that currently has good power to it, there are not any other outlets outside.
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Between what two points did you check for voltage? Black to white and or black to ground? if only black to ground check black to white.
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At the outlets and switches I tested between black and white, and at the electrical panel, I tested between black and the commom bar all white were tied to.
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Did you check the working devices on the circuit? The problem could be a loose connection in a working device on the wire feeding out to the rest of the circuit.
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Start looking for junctions...

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