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Random Electrical Shocks
By Dave Rongey
Summary: Electrical Troubleshooting Question: I recently bought a home that was originally constructed in 1920. In 1990 the former owners had an additional room and deck added to the side of the house.
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Electrical Troubleshooting Question:
I recently bought a home that was originally constructed in 1920. In 1990 the former owners had an additional room and deck added to the side of the house.
Now since I moved in in September I have discovered that I am shocking my husband and pets rather frequently while in the room.
Now yesterday my friend brought her kids over and all three of them experienced random shocks while touching the metal swing on the deck. They were all wearing rubber soled shoes and the swing has rubber feet.
I am not sure what my problem here is but I'm concerned because one shock actually hurt one of the kids, not enough to injure her but enough to cause her to cry.
What is going on here? Do I need to get someone in here asap? Is this dangerous?
Name Kimberly B.
Hi Kimberly - Great Electrical Repair Question!
I would have this investigated by a licensed electrician. The electrician will be able to measure for voltage leaks and track down the source.
Be very careful - this is nothing to mess around with!