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From: "Michael Painter"
Subject: Re: household electrical failiure
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Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 03:47:16 GMT
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"Mike Poulton" wrote in message
> On 03 Nov 2002, firstname.lastname@example.orgUrPants (Take off UrPants to reply)
> > I have no experience in wiring but I understand electricity pretty
> > well. You are probably refering to my replacement of of the GFP with
> > an ordinary socket. Please see my explanation in the other post as to
> > why I thought that would be an acceptable temporary solution.
> The bigger issue is that you haven't recognized an open neutral as a
> safety problem. You clearly have an open neutral, probably at the annex
> pannel. Open neutrals are pretty much the scariest, most dangerous
> electrical problem you can have in a house. They can result in large
> metal appliances, and occasionally even plumbing fixtures, becoming
> energized. 120V may show up in some rather unexpected places. It is
> also usually easy to fix, especially since it seems to affect one or
> more entire circuits. This is a minor troubleshooting job and a major
> safety hazard -- two important facts that you have not realized. That
> is why you should not be doing it yourself.
You supplied the information needed for us to know absolutely that you have
an open neutral.
If part of your house is wired correctly, it can get interesting.
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