one part of the house has no electricity AC. probably blown
fuse/circuit breaker trip. But I am not going to /or able to fix it
yet. If I take an long extension, connect one end 3 prong male to
the part of the house that has power, and the other end female to the
other part of the house, make a male and male connector . connect the
power to the wall socket of the house that does not have power, Will
it make the other part of the house live ? Assuming that I do not use
too much juice that will trip more circuit breaker.
That is bad from many points of view. Overloading the extension cord
being one. Having some very unexpected excitement upon finding that you are
on two different legs of a 240V circuit.
In short it is a really really dumb idea.
do you have a relative tom meehan in pittsburgh pa sheraden? If so he
was my neighbor growing up, and last time I saw him he looked good
espically considering he is the very last of the neighbors still living
there. I am 49 so its a long time ago..
tom was is a heck of a nice guy and so is his wife. Sadly there
daughter disappered years ago and was featured on unsolved mysteries
with robert stack. she was never found
Well there are a number of Tom's in my family (about a half dozen
generations of them at least). It could well be that your Tom may be
related, but we did loose a lot of contacts when family members came over to
the US. Pittsburgh would have been a likely location and we did have some
move that way, I just don't know of any were named Tom. If you go back a
little further all the Meehans are related and come from the northwest of
Ireland. BTW I am a bit older than you are so I should have remembered
if you know that the feed to the first outlet is damaged you would be
safest to temporarily run a new wire from the breaker box to the first
outlet. then do the repair properly as soon as possible.
otherwise just run an extension cord and use a power board for a
You may want to check out the website below and consider
whether you want to become a candidate:
FYI: Any arrangement of a power cord with male plugs at
both ends is called a suicide cord. Wanna guess why?
On 26 Feb 2006 13:45:29 -0800, email@example.com wrote:
Did you try turning off the main breaker and turning it back on?
One side may have tripped and not got the other side.
If so the breaker probably should be replaced but flipping in off and
on may get you going uintil the electrician can get there.
It may also be a problem on the power company side, your next call if
flipping the breaker doesn't fix it.
"Will it make the other part of the house live "
People like you are the reason the electrical code exists.
There are a million bad ways to run power. The fact that you
are smart enough to ask first is in your favor. Let's hope
this was a joke or if serious, that you didn't do such a thing.
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