Outlets Not Working?

We have just recently bought a repossessed house, all the plumbing and lights work fine. Everything in the kitchen works, but none of the plugs around the house do? Everything has been switched off for over twelve months and it is an old electric box so we are not sure where the fuse is to see if that needs changing?


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December 8, 20160 found this helpful
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You really need a modern box with safety cut-out switches. Don't try to do anything yourselves with this problem. Deterioration of old wiring after a year's non-use is very likely, and re-wiring is your only answer. You don't know how long this has been a problem - maybe more than a year - and I'd prefer to be on the safe side.

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December 7, 20160 found this helpful

It may not be the thrifty way to go, but the safest is to find a local licensed electrician with positive feedback ( Google away!) who can inspect and assess your situation. Your " old electric box" could realistically be a big red flag for dated wiring and/or out-of-code electrical work that can be a serious threat to the safety of you, your family, and the property.


Have an expert look at it. It may actually be cheaper in the long run.

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December 8, 20160 found this helpful

Even though it will cost money, I would find someone who knows a lot about wiring. The cost will be worth it.

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December 28, 20160 found this helpful

Is it an older house or was the kitchen added on at a later date? My first house had a kitchen and bathroom that were added years later. As a result, the house had a fuse box. the kitchen had a separate fuse box, located inside a kitchen cabinet, and the later added bathroom had a small breaker box, located in the bathroom closet. I wonder if you might have a second electric panel somewhere else in the house?

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December 30, 20160 found this helpful

If you do work yourself and end up having a house fire, insurance will probably not pay for the claim. It is a wise investment to pay a licensed and insured individual for home repairs that are beyond your knowledge.

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