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Re: You will never guess [Re: BigB] #221198 02/24/21 08:18 PM
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I get called every so often by a friend of mine who is an apartment maintenance guy. He will get calls from friends with dead outlets in their house. I always tell him to look for tripped GFCI's. The last time, the HO had scabbed a string on basement outlets onto the load side of a kitchen GFCI receptacle hiding behind a bunch of crap on the counter. Took him awhile to track that one down.

Almost had my own troubleshooting job. I'm in the middle of a bathroom gut job. Apparently stackers didn't exist in 1977...there were 5 12-2 NM's laid out across the face of the 2x4, and a screw that missed the stud grazed the jacket of the NM that was hard-up against the drywall at the edge of the stud.

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Re: You will never guess [Re: BigB] #221199 02/25/21 08:48 PM
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The GFCI in the garage behind a shelving unit that the customer never noticed is always fun. I was in the attic tracing Romex to find one. Then I had to argue with the HO that there was really something back there. He didn't want to move all that stuff.

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