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Odd behavior of a switch

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by W. eWatson, Apr 19, 2012.

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  1. W. eWatson

    W. eWatson Guest

    We have three light switches in a hall way, and stairs that lead down to
    the lower level. One switch is on a wall, and two others on the
    opposite wall. The walls are perpendicular to the hallway.

    One of the switches stopped working, so we replaced it. At first it
    didn't work, but now it does. I think we are OK.

    However, for some years we've had mice get in to the walls. We've had
    some concern that they may have damaged the wires. We live in a rural
    area. Without opening walls what might be a good way to find damage?

    I had a lot of the property cleared last year around our house to give
    us a wider buffer for fire protection. Apparently, the mice didn't like
    that, since it made them easily seen. We haven't had a mouse problem for
    8 months.

    I had the same experience with an old van where wood rats got into the
    engine and caused some electrical damage. That is, I parked it in an
    area that had little cover around it. No rats for over a year.
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