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Dzimm

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  1. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    Right, they don't want to overcomplicate it for people but then they don't put the info on it people actually need.
  2. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    This one is on a different wall and is likely the one in the attic
  3. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    The screw on the closest box is under the box so I have no way to remove it. Also they "dummy proofed" the stove. It doesn't have an amp rating anywhere, just says use wire rated for 125/250 volts or rated for stoves.
  4. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    Yes I did however the hole they come through the wall is kinda tight and packed with insulation so it doesn't move much.
  5. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    2 30 amp and 2 20amp.
  6. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    That's an interesting piece of equipment. I've actually got a guy coming Monday from a larger company so we will see what he comes up with, maybe he will have that equipment. This whole thing makes no sense to me at all. This morning I went through circuit 1 and individually disconnected each outlet to see what the voltage did and each one being disconnected individually caused a slight drop. It's almost like everything on that circuit is causing a fault except the first leg of wiring.
  7. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    My panel is grounded to a rod in the ground like it's supposed to. There are no "extra" grounds at the panel meaning whatever those go to isn't bonded with the panel. The problem is that I have no idea where they are grounded to and I found a random ground cut off in the crawlspace as well as a bunch of PEX so I'm sure that ground bonding is missing and the ground may not even be grounded at all anymore. The problem still would persist tho as I shouldn't have voltage on the ground without a fault right?
  8. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    No idea, they run through the wall somewhere and I've been unable to locate their destination anywhere in the crawlspace or attic.
  9. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    How small is considered "margin of error"?
  10. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    Very little. The things I had been putting off to work on this are catching up to me so I've been busy with other stuff. Everything is still torn apart and the breaker causing the majority of the stray voltage is turned off. My kitchen is half torn apart and it's really starting to eat at me. The more I think about it the more I just really don't understand how I'm having this problem. So circuit 1 is causing nearly 5v on the boxes/ground. Turning all other breakers off results in a drop of less than a volt. I have traced the wire for circuit 1 from the panel (followed it in the attic so it's confirmed not to branch), all the way to the first outlet. The first outlet then feeds into a second, which feeds a third. No other wire is present aside from this assumed ground. Now by disconnecting hot at outlet 1 that feeds 2 and 3 (basically only outlet 1 is connected to the panel) I still have the same 5v leading me to believe it has to be between the first outlet and the panel. However, I ran a temporary wire from the panel, across the floor and to the first outlet to bypass the wire in the wall, but still got 5v regardless if the 2nd or 3rd outlet were hooked up. Just doesn't make sense.
  11. If the sale to Stroker doesn't go through, I would absolutely love to have that front airdam. Willing to pay shipping as well. This is the second to have illuded me by mear hours..
  12. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    They have already been out. At first I thought I was getting too much voltage coming in but come to find out my fluke battery was dying. He looked at my issue and basically explained like what we've discussed, some sort of ground fault somewhere but he said everything was testing good on their end.
  13. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    I've inspected a few boxes throughout the rest of the house and the kitchen and bathroom are the only ones with the ground wire. I peaked around the edges of the boxes and didn't find anything on any of the sides. Some of the wires are white and some a brown so likely was whatever wire they had available when it was done. Also forgot to note, there is a mix of copper and PEX under the house so if it was grounded to the water pipes originally it's likely not now.
  14. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    No I was yesterday. The wire up there appears to run between two outlets on circuit 1. I didn't do any real digging in the insulation to find anything else because I'm almost positive it's asbestos.
  15. Dzimm

    Home Electrical issue

    I can't find where it goes. Other than the wire in the attic that runs down the wall on each end, there is no other wires anywhere that I can see.
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