A couple of weeks ago my son stuck a bobby pin into the ground part of a
wall socket. Of course the breaker tripped and I ended up replacing the wall
The wall outlet is on circuit # 2 on the bus
Now the bathroom lights (circuit #3 on the bus) are flickering.
The Kitchen lights (circuit #4 on the bus) are flickering.
Im not electrically inclined so I am wondering if this would be a ground bus
problem or what, before I call an electrician.
If your understanding of electrics is such that you believe that sticking a
bobby pin into the "ground part" of a socket will cause a breaker to trip, then
you're correct is stating that you're not knowledgable enough to understand how
to diagnose the flickering problem.
So call an electrician and get professional help with the problem fast!
Something's probably loose somewhere, most likely in the breaker panel, and
you've admitted you don't have the knowledge or test equipment to find it by
Please don't be offended by my saying that, there's LOTS of thing I'm ignorant
about, but I don't think you'd be very happy with an electrical fire in your
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can smile when things are going wrong, you've thought of someone to
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