So I was on the computer, then all of a sudden I hear BOOM, like an
circuit breaker tripping, and everything went quiet. The computer
I took a peek in the electrical panel, but no circuit breakers had
tripped. Odd, I thought. But I still didn't have electricity to
I did some investigating, and it seems the bathroom light, and two
outlets are dark. That's it. Nothing else. Also, with a voltmeter
I checked each circuit breaker. I thought maybe one of them had broken,
but was left in the ON position. I took my voltmeter, and checked
the voltage of each wire going to the circuit breakers against the
neutral. All came up as 120 V. And when I would turn off any one
of the circuit breakers, the meter showed 0 V. So it wasn't that.
But still, I have no electricity. What could be the issue? Any
Other oddball ideas that came to my mind was that maybe those particular
outlets and lights were connected to my neighbor's circuit.
Could this be, or is it totally out of the question?
Actually the room where the dead outlets are has one outlet that works.
Also the light is on in that room. Weird, I thought all the outlets in a
room would be in the same circuit. And the bathroom, which has no light
now, has a working outlet also.
I'm pretty much at my wits end, and probably will have to get an
electrician. But maybe someone would have any experience of a similar
situation, before I call one to turn a circuit breaker or twist a knob.