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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Blown circuits in very old 1913 Home

    If there really isn't a supanel, then it could be loose or broken wiring in the receptacle box. This doesn't necessarily cause the breaker to trip. If you feel comfortable trying this... Turn the main breaker off in your panel and then remove the receptacle from the outlet box that was the problem one. Look to see if the wires are loose or not. That would at least give you more perspective on the problem. Also, if you did have a sub panel hiding somewhere, it would be commonly fed by a two pole breaker (one with two handles tied together, if the tie is still there) and it could be a 30, 60, 70, or 100 amp breaker.
    Hope this helps.

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Blown circuits in very old 1913 Home

    we also have a very old home with older circuits and no labels on our box either! when i was having many mystery circuits not working at the same time but the lights on the ceiling were it was very confusing. the mystery was solved when none of the 200 electrics would work. the electrician said we lost a leg or a lug or sonething becuase only some of the 100 circuits were working only every other one. mabe you have lost a leg too?

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