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Discussion in 'Electrical and Wiring' started by mundo, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 #1

    mundo

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    how do i fix an open ground ...? also evry time i hit my switch it makes my braker jump...
     
  2. May 12, 2011 #2

    gatorfan

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    If your breaker is tripping, you probably have bigger problems than a broken ground. What does the switch control, a receptacle or a light? My guess is a nail was driven into the cable between the switch and the outlet, shorting hot to ground. There's a chance that the switch, light, or receptacle is bad, but those are more rare.

    Matt
     

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