COMMUNITY FORUM

cooltj

06:54PM | 11/19/07
Member Since: 08/27/07
3 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Post Replyelectrical sockets

Posted by cooltj on November 19th, 2007 11:39 PM | Watch this Topic

In reply to Light Switch by thiggy on November 19th, 2007 11:00 PM [Go to top of thread]

I was using my weed eater with it plugged into my electrical outlet on my patio when it quit running. Thought it broke then found out the plug was dead along with one in the garage, all the others still work. I could not find a tripped breaker at the panel. Could the plugs be bad in both at the same time, the house is only 3 yrs old

TimBonham

07:48PM | 11/19/07
Member Since: 01/09/07
197 lifetime posts
1. Check the appropriate breaker by turning it off, then back on again. Sometimes breaker handles don't move much, and may not look like they have tripped.

2. It's very likely, on a house this new, that outdoor & garage outlets are on a GFCI circuit. The GFCI can trip, turning off the outlet. And it's common to use one GFCI for multiple outlets. So look for a GFCI that is tripped. Often it will just be a small button in the middle between the 2 receptacles on the outlet (either the outdoor one or the garage one (most likely)). Or look for another outlet further back on the same circuit with GFCI protection.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Colorful, useful, and fun, these tire planters form the foundation for a delightful container garden. Just spray-paint old... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... 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... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... 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... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... 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... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2