I was rewiring an overhead light receptacle in my unfinished basement
to be an outlet so I could plug a flourescent light into it. I didn't
turn off the juice while I was doing it and the hot lead touched a
nearby metal heating duct for a few seconds, taking the circuit out.
The circuit has mostly basment lights on it, although there are a few
lights on the first floor.
The circuit breaker didn't trip. I reset it anyway - no power. I
replaced it - no power. There was a GFI on the circuit which I
couldn't be sure was working properly, so I replaced it - still no
There was no smell of burning nor any visible evidence of burning or
scorching on the visible part of the circuit in the basement.
It was then that I noticed that a light in the garage, which is in the
beginning part of the circuit, worked with the breaker on.
Is there anything I can do or test for, or should I just call an