Why is the wiring in my bathroom not connected to a breaker?
July 25, 2014 5:09 PM Subscribe
On Monday, Mr. Pants texted me to let me know that as he was preparing his morning toilet, the lights in the bathroom flickered and went off. The lights haven't worked since then and we've been unable to determine on which breaker the circuit resides. Any idea how to figure out what the power source of my bathroom is? Other weird electrical mysteries follow in the expanded text...
posted by wizardpants to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We've had a family friend who's a competent amateur electrician take a look and he's stymied and so are we. Here's what we've done:
1) replaced the switches and outlets in the room
2) tested light fixtures and bulbs in the room
3) turned on and off all the breakers to eliminate the possibility that the circuit had been cross wired
4) tried to follow the wire through the house using tone on the wire
I'm aware that YANME but... I'd way rather spark the free and competent amateur electrician to some solution rather than employ a professional because I'm frankly broke and my house is a money pit. Any thoughts on what's going on? I appreciate it.