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Re: living room lights don't work!!
Original poster: John <fireba8104-at-yahoo-dot-com>
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"
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
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.