This last house had loose electrical receptacles…broken receptacles…FPE panel…etc. So yes I am going to defer to an electrician on these issues…but I still want to know why this may have happened…cuz I like to have the info.
After much searching on the old board and the new board…I found lots of great info and saved it to my HI folder for the future…including a great page at CPSC for 2 prongers…I also saw much debate over cheapie 3 prong testers and sure test and fluke and etc.
I use the cheapie…and on several receptacles in this home it showed an open ground…unless I moved it and held it just right with one leg off the ground and my tongue sticking out the left side…then it would light up just right. Is this because the receptacle is loose…meaning the connection to the actual males…meaning the insides are loose? Or is it a loose connection to ground? What could it be…thanks!