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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-22-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
i didnt use it when i first added the ground ...

i didnt use it when i first added the ground just turned the amp on and listened. later after trying to play though the amp and getting the noise i used the tester and it still said open ground
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2013, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
well i thought it was fixed but after spending...

well i thought it was fixed but after spending more time with it i realize its not. i hooked the ground up right in the outlet so im guessing the problem is somwhere between the back of the outlet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2013, 02:41 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
heating bill was insane, so we put in a wood...

heating bill was insane, so we put in a wood burner last spring for this winter. while putting the wood burner it we confirmed that the walls arent insulated, just some sort of plaster crap...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2013, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
im still going to post pictures and stil going...

im still going to post pictures and stil going to have a pro come and finish converting everything to more modern wiring and make sure my family isnt going to burn to death


stranger? nah...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-21-2013, 12:08 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
thanks for all the help folks. i shut the...

thanks for all the help folks. i shut the power off and hooked the ground to the outlet and it seems to have done the trick. now im wondering how many other outlets are like this.

the whole...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
i wish it was that easy lol would have to be...

i wish it was that easy lol would have to be one hell of a loud stereo. i cant even hear my GF yelling for me when she's upstairs and im in the basement. need a middle man to relay the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 01:06 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
found a section of the same type of bare copper...

found a section of the same type of bare copper used for the grounds behind the outlet while waiting for a reply, now i just need to find some monster sized wire nuts and try to figure out how to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
is the forum unavailable for anyone else? i...

is the forum unavailable for anyone else? i kept getting error messages for the past few minutes
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
ok i went for another look and yes i have 2...

ok i went for another look and yes i have 2 seperate sets of wires. not sure what it would be feeding, this is the only outlet in the room.

the grounds are not touching each other, ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 08:15 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
also what is the trick to getting the outlet out...

also what is the trick to getting the outlet out to work on it? either the wire is too short or it wont pull through the back of the box. while trying to get it out far enough to show the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
quoted from HERE...

quoted from HERE (http://www.pillarposthomeinspection.com/Information%20Series/Reverse%20Polarity.pdf)



my ground is only hooked to the metal box behind this outlet, could my problem be as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-19-2013, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
i've thought of getting something like that but...

i've thought of getting something like that but the humx and other similar devices only get rid of the hum but still risk shock and the gfci outlets only fix the risk of shock. i'd like to get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-17-2013, 02:59 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
would a multi meter or test light work for this...

would a multi meter or test light work for this or does it have to be the bulb/pigtail?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-17-2013, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
on another note i just tried to pull the outlet...

on another note i just tried to pull the outlet in question for photos and i couldnt get it out far enough to get a good photo but it doesnt look like the knob and tube that goes through alot of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-17-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
there is already an exterior ground rod connected...

there is already an exterior ground rod connected to one of the panels. problem is i have 2 pannels, one newer looking panel with lots of flip switch breakers that are poorly labled in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-16-2013, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
i believe i already have one ground rod on the...

i believe i already have one ground rod on the opposite side of the house. there is definatly some sort of "stake" in the ground a few inches from the foundation with a section of some sort of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-16-2013, 05:42 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
are there any other simple ways to get a good...

are there any other simple ways to get a good ground for even one outlet untill i can get the whole house rewired in the next 2 years?

sadly the room i need a grounded outlet in is on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-16-2013, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
i've had the amps in the add on room with modern...

i've had the amps in the add on room with modern wiring for the past 2 years and they sound excelent, the moment i plugged them into the outlet upstairs i knew there was a problem. i really should...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 12-16-2013, 01:38 PM
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Posted By Brandon_Hanley
rewiring to fix open ground?

We recently bought a 2 story red brick (w/ attic and basement) built in 1941. While investigating issues with added hum in my guitar amps we found that 90% of the outlets in the house show an...
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