Earlier this week I posted about an electrical problem we are having in
our home. Here is the thread:
In any event, the saga continues. We have had no power in one wall of
our master bedroom since Sunday after the sparking occured and have had
HELL trying to find any electrician who can come over before the first
week of August!
So, we have no used that room (been in the guest room) but last night
had a friend who was trained in electrical work but is not an
electrican come take a look at the situation as he knows a hell of alot
more than we do. He brought his equipment and found:
1. All of our breakers are fine and none at tripped at all. We even
turned off and on every breaker in the house twice, still no power on
that one wall.
2. All lines from the breaker box have full power and see fine, but the
"dead" line in the bedroom has some current, just not enough to power
3. He searched everywhere and could not find the source of the problem.
The only thing he could come up with is he felt the "main line" from
the breaker must connect somewhere in an overhead bedroom light fixture
and then travel to the outlets. Since he could find nothing wrong at
all with any of the outlets or their connections, he think there is a
short overhead in the light fixture, but being 99 degrees yesterday, he
couldn't go up in the attic like that and wanted to wait until Saturday
to return and keep investigating.
4. He repaired NOTHING nor did he find the source of the problem. When
he left, that area was dead as it has been since Sunday.
However, this morning, we woke up, flipped the light switch in that
room out of habit and the lights CAME ON! Somehow, over night, power
has been restored to that area. No one found the problem or repaired
We will not use those lights or outlets until a professional inspects
everything, but I have called 3 more electricians this morning and all
say "we can't come out until the first week of August".
This is very frustrating! I am very uneasy with what has happened and
that the power to this area has now restored itself. That scares the
crap out of me.
Does anyone here, with this additional information, have any idea what
the heck is going on! Been in this house for 5 years and never had an
issue like this.
I'd appreciate any input or thoughts while I continue to try and find
an electrician who will actually come NOW and inspect everything.