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Old 12-25-2009, 12:10 AM   #1
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drop cord- no power

I have a drop cord from my cieling. It has no power. So i went up in the attic instead of tracking down junction box i cut a live feed and spliced a wire to this box. everything in the garage is working but im still not getting anything to this drop cord.. any suggestions..
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It's Christmas so i need to be nice, but why on earth would you do that????? I assume the cord is plugged into an outlet?? The circuit breaker could have tripped, the outlet could be bad, the cord could be bad, etc., etc. But to splice in another hot is foolish and possibly dangerous. I am afraid to ask where/how you spliced another wire.
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Old 12-25-2009, 10:36 AM   #3
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Disconnect the 2nd hot feed, that is dangereous
Trace the original feed & figure out what happened
Disconnected/cut wire somewhere, maybe a GFCI kicked out

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Old 12-27-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
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Quit doing any electrical work!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:44 AM   #5
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It seems like this person is just posting homework assignments....

06-21-2009 - Wants to run 100 amps to detached garage that currently has no power
09-29-2009 - Wants to upgrade the power in the garage from fuses to breakers

Not trying to be accusatory, it just seems that the subjects of the posts are all over the board (no pun intended). No problem if he/she simply wants to learn, as I am in that boat myself...

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