Last week we had our first snow this winter. It's so beautiful out
there. But after the snow, our Christmas light cannot be turned on. I
checked the outlet, mounted on siding besides front door. It's not
working. So I went down to my basemennt checking breakers. All of them
are in on position. Anyway I just turned all of them to off position
and back to on position again. Went outside and checked the outlet.
It's still not working. So I decided to take out this outlet and
checked wires, black and white, no voltage.
Now came the hard part. I tried to figure out which circuit is this
outlet on. So I checked the nearest outlet and switch, which is located
in my dinning room. All of them are working. There are three pair of
wires connected to the switch. One pair in, one pair to front door
light outside. And I don't know where does the third pair leads to
because after I disconnected them, all other outlets and lights are
Is it possible that the wire is burned out in the middle inside wall?
If it is, how to repair it? We just had our house painted inside out
this summer. Really don't want to open the wall to repair it. The house
is about 15 years old.
Thank you in advance.