ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals

ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 17
Recent Posts
Old decora style outlets
by Admin. 03/25/17 11:40 AM
ESA Arc flash course
by TheShockDoctors. 03/24/17 10:15 AM
fuse rejectors
by HotLine1. 03/24/17 07:53 AM
Another Forum Update
by Admin. 03/22/17 03:04 PM
Dining room plugs
by watersparkfalls. 03/21/17 10:31 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
231,479 Are you busy
166,185 Re: Forum
160,639 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (geoff in UK), 47 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#48459 - 02/12/05 03:45 AM help please!  
ashdamara  Offline
Junior Member
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 1
I don't know where to post this so I am posting it here. I have an oulet in my house that is very very hot to touch. It's only this one and there is nothing plugged into it has there hasn't been for awhile now. What can and should I do about this?


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#48460 - 02/12/05 05:24 AM Re: help please!  
e57  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
S.F.,CA USA
I don't want to sound too alarmist, but if you know which circuit breaker or fuse it is shut it off immediately. If you are unsure, shut all of them off, if not the main circuit breaker as well. And look in your yellow pages for an electrician with 24 hour service. Don't be alarmed by the rates.... If at anytime you suspect you smell smoke, or hear any crackling sound call your fire dept.


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason

#48461 - 02/12/05 07:06 AM Re: help please!  
iwire  Offline
Moderator
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,391
North Attleboro, MA USA
Quote
What can and should I do about this?


TAKE e57's ADVICE RIGHT NOW!

There is no reason that any outlet should be 'very very hot to touch'.

The only reasons it would be hot at all are all bad.

This is how electrical fires start.


Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician
Massachusetts

#48462 - 02/12/05 08:37 AM Re: help please!  
Roger  Offline
Member
Joined: May 2002
Posts: 1,716
N.C.
Yes, Turn it off and then I third e57's advice.

Roger


#48463 - 02/12/05 10:15 AM Re: help please!  
Admin  Offline

Administrator
Member
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,435
NY, USA
Ditto to the above!



Member Spotlight
watersparkfalls
watersparkfalls
Washington...Not DC
Posts: 216
Joined: March 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.016s Queries: 14 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7664 MB (Peak: 0.9057 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-03-26 09:15:28 UTC