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Re: living room lights don't work!!

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

Hi David,
I am not sure what it is at this point.
If you take a look at my other post you'll see what I mean.

Tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> wrote:
Original poster: "Harold Weiss"

Hi John,

I recently had a problem with the main breaker in my box. It wasn't
tripped, but stopped making contact and cut one leg. Some rooms had power
and some didn't. Cycling the breaker a few times seemed to fix it. As the
breaker is 36 years old, I will be replacing it shortly, as I no longer
trust it.

David E Weiss

 > 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