08:35AM | 10/13/04
Member Since: 10/10/04
3 lifetime posts
Recently I tried replacing an old 3-way switch in the kitchen. Once I replaced the switch with a new one, nothing worked. I also found out that the switch box feeds the bathroom and one of the bedrooms. I removed the switch and checked the wiring with a meter and found only 53VAC. I moved a few wires around, and now I have no voltage! The wiring in the house is 50 years old and insulated with a cloth-type of material which is disintergrating. I did not move the wires too much for fear of damaging the wiring, but it looks like I did something. I can't figure out what is going on. The circuit is o.k. and did not trip, but I know there is juice leaving the breaker. Can someone help me.


05:43AM | 10/18/04
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
I've been thinking on this and here is what I would check. Check the breaker with a meter to ensure that the breaker is good. Reset any GFCI receptacles that may be on this circuit (there aren't supposed to be any, but that doesn't mean there aren't). If this doesn't work check for continuity across the line. It is possible that a rodent could have weakend the line and it broke or burned apart. If none of these are it call an electrician.

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