Fixing Lost Electrical Power in a Garage
How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power in a Garage – Be sure about the condition of the circuit breakers or fuses. Circuit breakers may appear to be in the ON position when they may be tripped OFF.
Identifying Lost Power in a Garage
[ad#block] My friend made an attempt at fixing a broken light switch in his garage and accidentally touched the ground wire to the circuit.
- He lost power to his garage without blowing a fuse
- What should I do from here?
This electrical wiring question came from: Nick, a Student from Lockport, NY
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Nick.
How to Identify the Causes of Lost Power in a Garage
- Be sure about the condition of the circuit breakers or fuses.
- Circuit breakers may appear to be in the ON position when they may be tripped OFF.
- A tripped GFI outlet in the garage can cause outlets to stop working.
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