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How To Restore Lost Power In A Garage

I shorted out a receptacle in the garage and now the electricity does not work, how can I fix this? How to Fix Lost Power Problem in the Garage.


Electrical Problem in a Garage
Electrical Question: I shorted out a receptacle in the garage and now the electricity does not work, how can I fix this?

Thank you.
Steve

This electrical wiring question came from: Steve, a Homeowner from Willits, California.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Steve.

How to Restore the Power to Your Garage

Application: Troubleshooting Lost Power to a Garage.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced –  Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools,  and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on age of the home, the condition of the electrical system and available access to electrical components.
Precaution: Electrical troubleshooting is best performed by a licensed electrical contractor who will identify the problem and make the necessary repairs.

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The Non-Contact Electrical Tester
This is a testing tool that I have had in my personal electrical tool pouch for years, and is the first test tool I grab to help identify electrical wiring. It is a Non-contact tester that I use to easily Detect Voltage in Cables, Cords, Circuit Breakers, Lighting Fixtures, Switches, Outlets and Wires. Simply insert the end of the tester into an outlet, lamp socket, or hold the end of the tester against the wire you wish to test. Very handy and easy to use.

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The Plug-In Outlet Tester
This is the first tool I grab to troubleshoot a problem with outlet circuit wiring. This popular tester is also used by most inspectors to test for power and check the polarity of circuit wiring.
It detects probable improper wiring conditions in standard 110-125 VAC outlets Provides 6 probable wiring conditions that are quick and easy to read for ultimate efficiency Lights indicate if wiring is correct and indicator light chart is included Tests standard 3-wire outlets UL Listed Light indicates if wiring is incorrect Very handy and easy to use.

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The wire gauges are shown on the side of the tool so you know which slot to use for stripping insulation.
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