[Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Paul Goelz pgoelz at comcast.net
Sun Aug 26 15:41:43 CDT 2012


At 02:07 PM 8/26/2012, you wrote:
>Another possibility . . .
>Outlets are daisychained - wires in one side feed through to connectors on
>the other & on to the next outlet.
>Any open connection renders everything down the line inoperative.
>There are noninvasive ways to follow wires through walls.
>
>MMc

While you are at it, if you open the outlet boxes check to see if the 
wiring is secured under screws or is poked into the back of the 
outlet(s).  While "backstabbed" connections are electrically sound, 
they are not as low resistance as conventional screwed connections 
and this can translate into reduced voltage and a hot outlet at 
higher currents like a roaster will draw.... especially after a 
couple years.  This is especially noticeable if the roaster is on an 
outlet that is several outlets down a daisy chain from the breaker or GFCI.

Paul

Paul Goelz
pgoelz at comcast.net
Rochester Hills, MI
www.pgoelz.com 




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