Several weeks ago the overhead lights would blink
off then on once a day. That was when we started
having rain at night but not during the day so I wasn't
worried about it. Then the first day when it started
raining day and night for four days the overhead lights
in three rooms and all the wall plugs in one of those
rooms went dead.
I got in the attic and checked to see if any water was
getting in but everything looked dry and good. I
resisted the temptation to stick my hand into the
blown insulation to see if it was wet with an
electrical current flowing through it.
When the rain slacked off I checked the outdoor
breakers, cleaned out a wasp nest, got stung
twice but everything looked good.
When I put the voltage meter on with all the light
switches turned off and nothing plugged into the
outlets it showed 75 volts but as soon as a switch
was turned on or something was plugged in it went
to zero volts.
I took down all the overhead lights, checked them out
and put new light switches on, cut and stripped new
wire connections. When I turned on the light switch
the light came on for half a second then went out and
stayed out until a few minutes ago. They just started
working. It hasn't rained for two days. All of these are
on the same breaker. Would an electrical short caused
by water do this or would it be more likely there's a loose
Thanks for any advice
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