1) When I was in the shower, the bathroom lights flashed brightly, exactly as though a camera took a picture and the flash went off.
2) When I went into the living room a little later, I noticed some lights werenít on, so I checked the outlets, and some of the living room outlets were out: one was a two-plug outlet; the other was two of the four-plug outlet weren't working.
3) I went downstairs and a 20amp breaker was flipped, so I reset it and all was fine.
4) If it matters, when we had the house inspected before we bought it, some of the outlets were grounded and sound werenít, all on the same run of electrical wire.
1) If a breaker to the living room tripped, why would the lights in the bathroom surge (and not blow out, for that matter)?
2) How can a breaker trip if nothing is plugged in, turned on, etc at that time? I ask because I am wondering if I need to investigate further.
3) Why would a four-plug outlet have two plugs on one breaker and two on another breaker?
4) Should I be concerned about this, or just let it go as I was able to flip the breaker, nothing started on fire, etc?
5) I have an outlet tester to check which outlets are grounded and which arenít and I canít find it. Where did it go?
Thanks in advance!