04:52PM | 12/01/02
Member Since: 08/08/02
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We just had a very heavy rain and shortly thereafter the problem arise. We have been in the house for 2 years and have not had this as an issue in the past.

Basically, some of the lights in the house now don't work. The circuit is not tripped. The kitchen lights are out, but the outlets are on. The dining room, next to the kitchen, works fine. The hall outside the dining room has an interesting problem (below). The den to the right of the hall lost its lights. Yet, the light in the closet in the den works fine. All other lights in the house are fine.

The hall is interesting. It is an L shaped hall, with 2 3-way switches. Each switch is lit as well (when its off, the switch lights). First, both switches still light. When the light is "on", the ****her part of the L is on and the closer one (next to the dining room) is off. When the light is then switched to "off", both lights go on, but both are dim. The only way to get the hall light totally off, is to take the bulbs out of the one which does not work. Then off means off.

SO - any ideas here?

Tom O

11:34AM | 12/02/02
Member Since: 09/17/02
487 lifetime posts
I don't think I'd care to troubleshoot this on-line. Call an electrician in, after all, we do have to work once in awhile. :-)


05:21AM | 12/05/02
Member Since: 09/01/02
31 lifetime posts
You have an open neutral. Unless you have trouble shooting experience you will need the services of an experienced residential wireman.


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