I have an outlet that has stopped working. When it used to work I previously labeled which circuit it was on at the breaker. I'm rather certain I know which breaker supplies it. It also supplies other lights, which continue to work.
Turned off breaker, removed outlet from wall and disconnected from wires. Powered on breaker, and confirm with multimeter no AC measured on bare wires at outlet. (Proving that this is not a faulty outlet.)
Have a continuity tester (part of a tone generator). I am getting continuity across hot and neutral on these wires. (Edit: also getting continuity between neutral and ground wire, as well. 20 ohms hot/neutral, 1 ohm neutral/ground, 20 ohms hot/ground. WTF??) What does this imply? How could I have done this?
I'm still trying to use the tone generator to trace where the wires feeding this outlet come from, but the continuity is making the signal very weak.