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#193425 - 04/01/10 09:06 AM trust your instncts  
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got a service call about a trailer with no power to part of the bedroom.I know from past calls that the first place to look is outside in the water heater cabinet.After a quick check at the panel I knew that the neutral was lost in the circuit(reading 80 v at the rec.).I went outside and looked in the WH cabinet but no receptacle was their.After about 30 minutes of looking I finnally bit the bullet and went under the trailer and sure enough I found a receptacle located under the HWH cabinet.It was back stabbed and the connection was loose after replacing the receptacle and putting the wire under the screws all was fine.


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#193430 - 04/01/10 12:37 PM Re: trust your instncts [Re: Rewire]  
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I see similar instances in tract housing around here. For some reason, I have gotten to where I can almost pinpoint the location of the faulty back-stabbed device on the first go at it. I guess it is because they are almost all wired the same, so the points of failure are almost always in the same places.


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#193441 - 04/01/10 07:45 PM Re: trust your instncts [Re: EV607797]  
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my favorite is the DIYer who trys to replace a three way switch with a single pole switch they always end up putting a traveler under the ground screw.


#193442 - 04/01/10 09:58 PM Re: trust your instncts [Re: Rewire]  
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We get homeowners here that want to use 2 3 way dimmer switches on the same circuit, and they wonder why the bulb is so dim. DIYers gotta love em.



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