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Re: living room lights don't work!!

Original poster: "Mark Broker" <mbroker-at-thegeekgroup-dot-org> 

Remember that one cannot check for continuity of a part with powr 
applied....  If AC mains voltage appears at the breaker lug (test with 
light bulb, meter, whatever), then the breaker is indeed ok.  Otherwise, 
double check for a GFCI device on the dead circuit.  If none are found, 
call an electrician!!

Mark Broker
Chief Engineer, The Geek Group

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 20:31:24 -0600, Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:

>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
>  > >
>  >