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d3500ram

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Posted: 09/04/18 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Going out on a limb.... were/ are the outlets in question ever switched (i.e. wall switch, other type of switch?) either fully or half switched?

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d3500ram wrote:

Going out on a limb.... were/ are the outlets in question ever switched (i.e. wall switch, other type of switch?) either fully or half switched?

~editted for speeling correkshun.~


Yes, but we had it switched on ...

Later on, the plugs powered up ... but we traced the lines anyway to find the 'loose connection"...

Finally figured it out ... light switch box in ceiling was used as a junction box to three plugs and two lights. Power wire inside box was a feeder line but 'cut and taped' by original electrician and separated enough to quit service to plugs (plugs are end and second to end of a feeder line). So, supply wire separated and power gone. What a hassle because original contractor tried to save a few bucks on wire.

That's the short version -- thanks for the input for those that "tried" to help. No, Not a difficult fix, but yes, a difficult troubleshoot. Thx M44


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If wired properly, each outlet on that circuit should be independent of the other. One being out may not affect the other outlets on that same circuit; it depends on what the specific problem is.


If I recall correctly he found a junction box where the lines "Yed" but one of the wires had come loose.

Most rv's are not wried like that
They are wired like this
Circuit breaker----Outlet 1----Outlet 2----Outlet 3--~~~~outler N

May have 5 or more outets in a chain like that. And yes this is proper.

I have two outlets (well 4 actually 2 factory w added) that are

Breaker---Outlet.

Three of 'em are 15/20 anp outlets too (COnverter/ Space heater 1 and 2) 3rd (washer/dryer) may be but I can not see the face of it so I do not know

All the others are daisy chained. The two heater outlets are after market 12 ga wire one to a circuit breaker.


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The questions, which are connected to the things, which aren't well-known by simple people, always form a lot of problems, which have huge effects. The electricity is included in this list of things. Frankly speaking, I have never tried to fix the problems with the electricity, internet or water at my home, because the price of the mistake is very huge. Moreover, it will cost more money for fixing the problems, which I've made for me in the future. That is why I always use the services of the electrician Chicago when I meet some problems. Do you fix the problems about the home by yourself or call the specialists?

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troubledwaters wrote:

Your scenario is not very likely. It is not very likely two outlets in the middle of a circuit go out at the same time and outlets on both sides of these two still work. Check outlets in room(s) that are on the other side of the wall(s) these two outlets are on. I think in the end you will find either a GFCI or a circuit breaker is tripped.
Outlets in the same room are all not necessarily on the same circuit. They could be on a circuit in a neighboring room that shares the same wall.


X2. We had a similar situation in our old house. Two of our nephews are electricians. One was puzzling it out when the other checked the other room and that's where the problem was.


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I lost faith in miracles, years ago. Your trouble-shooting or assumptions are in error.

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