12:08PM | 07/30/06
Member Since: 07/29/06
2 lifetime posts
i have 3 outlets on the outside of my garage, that mysteriously quit working. i checked the circuit breaker, it was not tripped, but i shut if off/on several times, still no power--i even tried replacing the CB. One outlet possibly got wet from my sprinklers this morning--could that have caused my problem??

Joe Tedesco

12:15PM | 07/30/06
Member Since: 07/27/02
140 lifetime posts
Look for a GFCI receptacle in that circuit and reset it if it was tripped.

Joe Tedesco, Moderator

NEC Consultant


02:21PM | 07/30/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Most likely the GFCI is in one of those outside receptacles oro in the garage.

But it can be most anyplace. For example the basement or even crawlspace.

And if this is an older home this it may have been wired off of a GFCI in a bathroom.

And I have heard of them being in attics and closets.


05:25PM | 07/30/06
Member Since: 07/29/06
2 lifetime posts
thanks for your help--there was a gfci on a wall plug inside the garage, that i had overlooked. they now work


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

All bookworms need a good bookmark that inspires them to keep reading. To make this colorful bookmark, cut a rectangular p... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon