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RE: weather--electrical problems

As I understand it, the buss is where the 220/240 voltage comes into the
breaker box from outside your home to be distributed to the various

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Daryl
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 7:12 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] weather--electrical problems

Sorry to hear about your electrical problems. We spent a couple of summers
trying to track down an elusive short - it only stunk when the sun hit the
east side of the house and then only for a couple of hours.

What's a buss?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] weather--electrical problems

> Daryl, wish that I could share our bounty of rain with you and Pam!
> (Thanks, Donna, for sending that this way, BTW.)  Oh, well.  I need to 
> clear
> a spot out of the garage attic anyway.  After that storm Thursday before
> last, the lights in the kitchen/dining room area and the one outlet that
> powers the microwave quit working.  DH checked all the outlets and 
> replaced
> all the switches, but could not find anything causing the "open" condition
> in a neutral wire keeping everything from working.  The electrician was 
> here
> yesterday...pretty much all day.  At first he tried to say Bill had messed
> with the wiring, but after three hours of doing what Bill had already done
> and not finding the problem, he backed off his earlier presumption.
> Apparently, the builders covered some junction boxes.  We found one
> (unfortunately, not the problem junction box) under some cabinets attached
> to the ceiling.  At 3:00pm he gave up and started trying to figure a way 
> to
> re-wire around the offending "open" in the hiding junction box.
> Unfortunately, that means bringing line up through the wall between the
> house and garage to get me working lights in the garage!  He also 
> discovered
> (while on the hunt) 3 open junction boxes in the attic buried in paper
> insulation.  I thought he was going to fall off his ladder!  He also
> discovered our buss is nearly gone as well.  You don't need me to tell you
> that this means no additional purchases for the garden or anything else 
> this
> year.  UGH!  Still, if it will prevent a fire and allow us to have 
> light....

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