My neighbor called me over to look at a problem he is having with a string of dead receptacles. Long story short I can trace the wires in the attic to a penetration in a top plate with to romexes in it. I am assuming one in, one out like the rest of the daisy chain. Tic tracer says hot in, dead out.
The problem is when I go down in the house I only find 2 receptacles(both dead), neither really under the penetration and they are both dead ends.
I am guessing I have a buried J box in there somewhere but I would like any other suggestions before I start busting drywall.
My plan is to put my big "underwater retriever" magnet on the top of the ceiling drywall right next to the penetration and finding it from downstairs with a chunk of metal, as a sanity check, then going in the wall there to see where it goes.
I just thought of another step. I may take that humongus magnet and see if I can find a buried box. The place is all steel boxes
Edited by gfretwell (07/29/08 09:57 PM)