I have a house with baseboard electric. LR, Kitchen and Bathroom working. Dining room wasn't until I removed thermostat and jumped wires. Now it works so I guess the problem is Thermostat. Now, upstairs 3 bdrms and bath not working. I took off thermostats and I don't seem to have power. When I took off the thermostat (directly on the little baseboard in bathroom) I had a couple sparks like a short but I didn't see any breaks and I have no power. One of the bedrooms thermostat had some fried wires (melted together and black) but as far as power I get no volt reading but when I touch the wire there is a little tingle and some tiny sparking going on.
My 1st test of the problem was at the box and all the lines used were reading 110.
However, about a year ago there seemed to be a problem in the panel and wires were doubled up on breakers to get lights and outlets working. No problem in the years time but I'm wondering if my panel has only one leg? b/c the breakers utilized are staggered or every other.
Can someone give me some insight to my possible problems and how to diagnose?