[Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Peter Walsh peter at webbing.com
Sat Aug 18 19:27:25 CDT 2012

My patio outlet is a GFI outlet commonly found in bathrooms. But, there is only one actual GFI socket (with test and reset buttons) shared by three outdoor outlets all on the same circuit. If it trips, they all go dark. Look to see if another outdoor outlet is a GFI socket and reset it…

On Aug 18, 2012, at 7:26 PM, Brian Kamnetz <bkamnetz at gmail.com> 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
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