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Old 02-08-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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So there's a receptacle in this house, one wire going to it is cut and the other goes somewhere lol
I use my pen tester and it lights up, lights up on the box and the wires. I pull out my meter and I get 0 volts between everything. I get an extension cord and plug it into a receptacle in another room. I then meter out between the ground of the extension cord and the ground wire of this receptacle box and I get 2v. Thoughts?
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:18 PM   #2
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The receptacle is not working. ....
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First thought no re-reading of your post. Try a wiggie instead of a digital meter and then go look for an open hot upstream.
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So there's a receptacle in this house, one wire going to it is cut and the other goes somewhere lol
I use my pen tester and it lights up, lights up on the box and the wires. I pull out my meter and I get 0 volts between everything. I get an extension cord and plug it into a receptacle in another room. I then meter out between the ground of the extension cord and the ground wire of this receptacle box and I get 2v. Thoughts?


Sounds like your ground isn't !
follow the ground wire and see where it goes
something loose, or not connected somewhere.

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So there's a receptacle in this house, one wire going to it is cut and the other goes somewhere lol
lol. I second the wiggie for anytime a dmm gets ghost volts, picks up some induced current, or possible something backfeeding from god knows where.
The cut wire could be an issue but I'm not sure
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Wiggie shows nothing, pen tester lights up on only 1 ground wire
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Flip the switch on the wall.
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