there's this metal cable that I'm sure is what let's electricity travel through the house.

there's this metal cable that I'm sure is what let's electricity travel through the house. there's no power in three rooms out of 4 in the 2nd level of my house. I tried taping the cable to the wall but it won't stick. what should i do?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is it a co ax cable?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >co ax
        coaxial is one word
        and no, given the age of that roof, it looks like old BX cable
        OP is correct, it's the electrical wiring.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >what should i do?
    Call an electrician, tard

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I ain't got no money

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    it blows my mind how many people use electricity 24/7 but view it as some sort of sorcery that they could never comprehend. figure it out dumbass, shit's not complicated

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you really think he should mess with electricity if he has trouble attaching a cable to a wall?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes, it would be funny

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it can kill you

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      it can kill you

      the 1800s were fricking based. they had live electricity in table cloths so you could just place lamps and shit. none of this fricking gfci pussy shit, you could legit kys with a toaster in the tub if you didn't die from the exposed wires everywhere first.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Live in the 4th room idiot. Or frick with something you don't understand and die.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP here. is being an electrician really dangerous? do men actually die working that job? very terrible death but I thought things would be more safe

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Like most dangerous jobs, it's only dangerous if you or the people around you are being moronic. Follow safety procedures and you'll be just fine. Well, unless someone else nearby goes full moron.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If you're broke follow the wire and take pictures of where the wires go and upload them. My place has a 50 amp panel and I had a brown out that blew out almost every outlet on the first floor. There was a junction box under the house I had to replace. I had to get an electrician to help me by paying him weed, and we had to pull the meter. All of the power loops out to the garage and we had to cut out a couple power boxes and wire in a new one.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      well the wires are inside the walls and I'm pretty sure they go into the basement, these pictures are from the basement.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that shits like a hundred years old. and its all explosed cloth wiring. don't touch it because it could just crumble apart and cause more problems.
        thats sucks man.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          that shit vintage tho... would an electrician be able to maintain this for cheap instead of replacing it

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            no. that needs to be replaced or at least heavily modified. all the stuff thats accessible anyways.
            >t.electritian

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >would an electrician be able to maintain this for cheap instead of replacing it
            No trustworthy electrician would suggest any course of action other than replacing that.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          It's like a fuse: One spark is all it takes. It's paper, tar and cloth.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        so figure out where the 3 rooms split off from the rest, that's the junction box where the problem is. then frick with white side to see if the wire ends are apart. the white side shouldn't hurt anything if it gets fricked up - the black is hot and you don't want to touch metal or the white side when fricking with black.

        if things are on in the three rooms that are dead (e.g. the lights or a fan switched on) then fricking with the wires might cause them to spark. ideally turn everything off, but don't be surprised if there is some draw and it sparks when you're fricking with the blacks. ideally there will either be a clear visual problem with the white or black side or fricking with the white side will fix it.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        also it looks like all your outlets would be two slots, no 3rd hole. if that's not the case there is a cheap tester you can use to help diagnose what is fricked.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It's probably fine to staple it into the wall

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you squat in a condemned building?

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