[Homeroast] Outlet lost power...

Rich rich-mail at octoxol.com
Sun Aug 26 15:59:55 CDT 2012


Helpful hint... 120vAC 60 Hz is deadly and is more than capable of 
killing you quite dead.

On 08/26/2012 03:41 PM, Paul Goelz wrote:
> 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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