I understand, Jeff. I went looking for an electrical problem this am. 4 days ago a breaker that controls the lights in the kitchen, utility room and therefore the freezer popped and wouldn't reset. I pulled the cover off the box this am and switched wires on 2 breakers and determined it wasn't the breaker. Started looking at all the outlets that didn't work. One outside by the Pecan tree in the patio wasn't working. Looked like a likely culprit being that it is out in the rain. Pulled the outlet and it was solid rust. Got to be it. Nope. Pulled several others in the house apart, they all seemed fine. I'm thinking rats or squirrels chewed into the wiring up in the attic, and am about to call it quits. I got my old Simpson meter from the shop and sure enough, the hot wire had continuity direct to ground and to the neutral. Then I spotted a blank cover behind the freezer. Pulled it and there was wire coming up out of conduit into the box, joined to another wire going back down into another conduit. Hmmm. Pulled the nuts off and separated them, and the breaker held. Evidently it was the wire going out from the slab to the Pecan tree, and it shorted out. Maybe a root finally grew into the wire and tore it apart, I don't know. Don't care. But I was THAT Close to calling in the big guns.
Good luck with your brakes. How many times do you have to stop that thing when you're using it anyway?? Jim.
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