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Old 09-18-2011, 05:02 PM   #16
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If the neutral has come loose from the bus bar in the panel, it will be hot if you tried to turn something on on that circuit.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:09 PM   #17
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Also, when I use my voltage detector, I noticed that the neutral (the fried one) also appears to be hot. Is this normal? It's off that 20A breaker, so I wasn't sure...
A "voltage detector" as you call it is just alerts you to the presence of voltage. It, at best is a preliminary device and certainly not a tester you want to trust with your life or safety. They are notorious for false indication.
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The 20 amp breaker is correct only IF the entire circuit is wired with #12 wire.
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