Strange electrical problem

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On Wed, 23 May 2007 07:19:24 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove

He should first measure the voltage between hot and ground or he may burn out his continuity tester, and may knock himself off the ladder when the thing gives a big spark.
Unless he is positive he knows which wire is supposed to be the neutral, he should also have tested for voltage between the "neutral" and ground also before he used a continuity tester between the two. Same reason.

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There is no voltage. The circuit is dead

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On Wed, 23 May 2007 19:20:03 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove

For safety, turn off the breaker anyway.

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On Wed, 23 May 2007 19:20:03 -0400, "RBM" <rbm2(remove

The hot wire is dead or the neutral is open, but he hasn't checked that both of these things are true.

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