Electrical Repair Questions? Ask an Electrician for Answers ASAP
Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.
You say it is only in parts of the house, is it the same each time or does it move around changing?
Its the same areas
It will come on stay on for a while then it flickers then poof nothing
is it at any certain times, like running range or dryer, air or heat, etc? or just random?
Seems to be random
can you isolate which circuit it is on when it comes back?
yes i know which one it is
ok, so it is a single circuit doing this?
Ive changed the fuse twice
not blown either time
do you know how many receptacles and how many lights are on the circuit?
6 overhead lights and one receptacle
to know, you would have to test each one when it goes out, then when it comes back on turn off the fuse and see everything that goes off.
See if there is a difference
I know exactly whats on it due to checking when the lights were on.
there could be one item that doesnt go out on the circuit, that is what I am want to identify
so, you say it is definitely only the items mentioned and they all go out together?
As it sits now it is out and everything I belive to be on that circut is out
I had to label the panel years ago and tested everything. Wasnt labeled when i bought house
ok, if they are out now, you can remove the fuse and see if anything additional goes out, that would tell
hold on a sec ill do that
Checked area outlets and they seem to be working put fuse back in everything came back on see strange
Just the stuff that has been going out was out
The system crashed and would not let back in, so sorry. I cannot even see what we have discussed so far, so trying to get it back
ok, got it all back now, sorry for the pause
thats ok no problem
do you have a voltage tester?
I do not
only one receptacle correct?
But like i said it is on right now it came back when I put the fuse back and yes just one
ok, it could very well be a loose connection at the fuse
you know i checked that and the wires were tight I re tightened the screws and they seemed fine. Do the edision sockets ever wear out ?
and can you replace them?
that could have a bad connection inside the base that holds the fuse, yes
ok I think I will explore that over the weekend
what you need to do is see if you get a repeat everytime, by unscrewing the fuse and putting it back, would it restore power everytime
that would be a good indicator it is the screw base
ok will do hey thank you very much