I disconnected my two attic fans (see "dead attic fan" thread). I did
this by identifying the black and white wires from the fan. These
were stranded wires. The black one connected to a solid black wire.
The white one connected to two solid white wires that were twisted
together. After disconnection (and turning the breaker back on) some
things on one end of the house don't work - a light in the attic and
the wall sockets on the room next to it. I can live without the light
in the attic but I need the wall sockets to work. It seems to me that
what I did would not do anything but disconnect the fans. Does this
make any sense? And is there anything I can do to get the wall
sockets back (until I get an electrician for the fans).
On Sun, 31 May 2009 18:06:25 -0700 (PDT), "hr(bob) email@example.com"
I did that, an no they don't. I suspected a ground-fault switch, but
every one I could find was OK.
Note: I was a little wrong about the connections - the black stranded
wire from the fans were connected to a black stranded wire going to
the pot in the thermostat box, not to a solid black wire.
Whoops, I found a different main breaker that was off that controlled
what wasn't working.
So now I'm not sure which of the two breakers controls the fans
(perhaps one for each).
I have an AC/DC meter, but I don't know how to test for AC with it.
Why are you doing this?
A disconnected wire must be properly secured - it could still be hot
under some circumstances!
p.s. "AC" means alternating current
"A/C" means air conditioning (in some circles)
Just kill the main breaker to the house that shuts off the whole
house.. Cut the wires going to the fans near the fans and put wire
nuts on them. Turn rthe breaker back on and wait for the electrician.
You ever see Dick Williams?, I wondered if he was still involved in
tournament chess. I hear Clyde Wayne is a lawyer.
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