You Say The Electrician Was Here Yesterday
And Fixed This?
I had to go to Rocklin, CA today to solve an electrical problem. One of the circuits “tripped” a few minutes after being reset. The staff was not able to find the problem and needed to correct the lighting issue soon.
They called an electrician earlier that they have worked with in the past. The young guy apparently spent several hours working on the situation. At the end of the day, he said that he had found the problem and fixed it. The lights tripped again shortly after he had left the property.
I had a opportunity to start from the beginning, not knowing what he had done. Looking inside the ground box, a couple of things did not look right. One of the black wires was not attached at all and was left unprotected. Not a good practice when dealing with electricity.
I also noticed that there was a green ground wire connected to the white wires. I found that curious too! Not something that a qualified contractor would leave as completed. I had some work to do here.
Working logically through the wires, I was able to get the problem to stop. In the process the wires were corrected and some more information came to light. There was a conduit that we could not yet determine where it is going but I will found out in the morning.
I am certain that this new problem can be solved once we find out where it is leading. But for now there original issue has been solved. I'm not sure why an electrician couldn't do what I did in an hour.