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From: Fred Bloggs
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Subject: Re: temporary fix: household electrical failiure
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Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 13:19:58 GMT
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Take off UrPants to reply wrote:
> Since the socket closest to the breaker box was out figured the break must be
> in the wall behind that stretch. I cheaked for loose wires at breaker and at
> the plug and I saw no evidence of one. So I ran a 20 amp wire from the wire nut
> off of which the the socket was wired to the neutral of the breaker box. Now
> everything in that side works.
> Barring any further warning from you guys I just have to make sure I am running
> the correct wire, and figure out how to run it through the 6 feet of wall
> between the breaker box and the plug without tearing apart my wall.
Line breaks within the wall are seriously bad news. This is a definite
fire hazard because of arcing. You should identify the exact cable,
solidly tape a new one to it, and pull it completely through the wall.
At 20 amps this will be 12 gauge wire. If this is not possible then use
a continuity meter to identify the exact cable, disconnect it
completely- both wires, and run a surface conduit drop to the outlet.
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