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Why would electrical outlet still not be working?


We moved into a home not long ago. There was an outlet that was not working. We bought a new one, shut the power off, and replaced. The new one is not working either. It is an old home that only has 2 wires. The hot wire was hooked to the gold screw and the other was hooked to the silver screw. All other nearby outlets work fine and are on the same breaker. What could be wrong?

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David (ShootersCenter) says

4 years ago
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    Peeples 4 years ago

    The two wires in the wall are both black. They are old. I do not know what knob and tube wiring is but I know that the box was coverted from the fuse kind to the modern kind, but it appears the wiring was not. It appears to be te same age as house.


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nightwork4 says

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    Peeples 4 years ago

    yes there are other outlets on the breaker. I tested the two wires this morning. Only one is getting a beep from the voltage tester.

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Paula (fpherj48) says

4 years ago
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    Peeples 4 years ago

    We checked it all with no luck! So annoyed this is the outlet me wanted to plug our Christmas Tree lights in! Thanks!


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    Peeples 4 years ago

    Thanks JT!


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