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I would start by turning off the circuit, pulling out the outlet and ensuring the ground wire is connected. If the wire is connected, but still showing as not connected, I would get a cable tracker and follow the wire. The cable tracker has a sender that sends a signal through the wire, and the receiver listens for this signal. You can use it to follow ...


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Since your home was built in 80 we know there is a ground. To track down the open, turn off the breaker and find all the dead outlets. It would be rare for a general purpose circuit to only have 4 outlets. The break in the ground is probably located at the first outlet you have an open ground. But may be the outlet prior. These 2 outlets would be where I ...


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Ceiling fans are not generally silent. There is some motor hum, which may be transmitted to and reinforced by the ceiling, and there is some "white noise" as the blades cut through and move the air. Yes, some are quieter than others, by design or by the luck of installation. Whether yours is typical or not is best answered by your visiting a few friends ...



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