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Re: Received a shock froum the ground (dirt) outside my house

Thanks Vern,

The other day I took apart every switch and light fixture, there is no outlets on this circuit. I did find a wire that was not tied together very well and did have some exposed wire that I thought could be causing the problem. After fixing it, I turned off all circuits except the one causing the problem. With all lights off the meter still ran, but not as fast as before. It just creeps along. This was the only way to check to see if I fixed the problem, due to the fact the ground is frozen and dry. I am not sure if the meter slowed down because I fixed what might be part of the cause of the problem or if it was because the ground is now frozen and dry.:rolleyes:

My next step is to check the light fixture again, just to make sure it stayed together properly after remounting it. Then wait for the ground to get wet again and test it again with a volt meter. After that it is time to call an electrician.


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