Troubleshooting a Bad Circuit?

Earlier today I plugged in what must have been a bad 3 way extension. As soon as I did the outlet sparked and the breaker threw. I checked the breaker and it was toast. I replaced the breaker and now 1 outlet and 1 light on the circuit work, but I have 2 dead outlets. I tested and I have no voltage going to either one. Any ideas and the least damaging way to locate the junction box to check wiring and replace? I'm not an electrician, but I do know what I'm doing. I am just looking for some ideas for the best way without tearing down my whole ceiling.


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November 9, 20150 found this helpful
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The job of the breaker is to protect the wire in your walls. It is unsettling when a breaker fails because it is not doing its job. I think you need to get a professional in to determine if your wiring is damaged, they have test equipment to determine that without tearing down your ceiling.

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