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Re: living room lights don't work!!

Original poster: John <fireba8104-at-yahoo-dot-com> 

Hi Jim,
I checked all the GFIs I know of in my house and it appears that none are 
I also checked every breaker with my ohm meter and found nothing wrong.
Both of your assumptions about my coil are true.
To top it off I was running my coil on the other side of the basement from 
where the wiring for the living room traverse the ceiling.

Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
Original poster: "Jim Mitchell"

Hi Terry,

I'd doubt that running the coil would cause a short in the line, I've had
this problem before when I was running my SSTC in the house, it caused the
GFIs to trip, and I went INSANE trying to find the problem, when I finnally
ruled it out when I saw the little yellow light on the GFI, indicating it
was tripped.

I would suggest that you look around the sinks and bathrooms for the GFIs in
the house, and make sure they're not tripped. Most likely this is the
problem, as I'd assume that your NST was rated below your house wiring's
rating, as well as the breaker's rating.

Regards - Jim Mitchell
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list"
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2004 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: living room light! s don't work!!

 > Original poster: Terry Fritz
 > Hi John,
 > The breakers trip when the current gets too high. Once in a great while,
 > connection along the wiring can blow open too due to high current. It is
 > possible something shorted and instead of blowing the breaker, a
 > somewhere failed instead.
 > Tonight, I would flip the breaker "off" to be sure a bad connection does
 > not have power which might possibly start a fire. Tomorrow, maybe an
 > electrical tester from the hardware store could find the blown
 > connection. You start at the breaker and work forward.
 > If not, maybe just call an electrician to come find it. Better to blow a
 > hundred bucks on a pro there than burn the house down. In a way, it is a
 > good thing since a bad connection is far better "found out" before
 > something bad happens.
 > Cheers,
 > Terry
 > At 07:48 PM 6/7/2004, you wrote:
 > >Hello all,
 > >
 > >Tonight I was running my coil in the basement and to my surpise the
 > >room lights and outlets no longer work. The breaker was not poped. My dad
 > >and I both fliped the breaker to no prevail. Any Idea what caused this
 > >how to correct it?
 > >
 > >Please help,
 > >
 > >John
 > >