[Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Frank frank at fparth.com
Sat Aug 18 18:38:12 CDT 2012


On Aug 18, 2012, at 4:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz wrote:

> Hi,
> 
> I moved to a condo (built in 1999) a few weeks ago. My new place has a
> concrete patio out back with an outlet very near by. I roasted on the
> patio two weeks ago and the outlet worked fine. Today I was going to
> roast out there again, but there was no electricity to either plug-in
> in the outlet by the patio. I checked the breakers and all seemed
> well. I tried all three switches (one for the outside light, one for
> the inside overhead light, and one for a plug-in on an inside outlet)
> I could find inside the patio door, and that didn't help.
> 
> I'm no electrical whiz (that's an understatement), but I'm mystified.
> It seems like a breaker should be thrown if something shorted the
> outlet. Otherwise (again, I'm not whiz) it seems like it should work.
> 
> I'd appreciate any ideas anyone might have as to what might be wrong,
> and how I could check to see if that's it.
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Brian

Brian,
DId you just look at the breakers or did you physically flip them back and forth? Even when they're tripped they can look like they're fully closed. 

Try flipping the ones for the patio to open and then fully closed. Then try the circuit again.

Frank Parth


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