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Old 03-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by D.T. View Post
Reverse polarity is something that is real, but not "reverse negative polarity"

If there is voltage to ground somewhere usually it trips a circuit breaker in the panel. But if the amps are low enough or the CB is bad you have a dangerous situation as mentioned above. Usually fire. GFCI's will trip and you will get shocks too.
we are a little scare so we call a expert, hopefully will know more by tomorrow..
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How old is the house? Most appliances will work fine if the hot and neutral are switched around.
1926 or something like it with knob and tube in at least some parts of the house even if the panel is newer.
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