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I recently touched a wire on fuse box and now I have no power. Fuses are all good breaker good. Can the wire be dead? Is that a thing?

  • Welcome to Stack Exchange. Could you post a picture of your electric panel and the wire you "touched"? – Jerry_Contrary Jan 27 at 21:13
  • When you say you touched the wire did you short it? Arc and sparks? In that case I would be rechecking the fuse as it probably opened. – Ed Beal Feb 1 at 14:58
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Wires don't go bad, but wire connections can become loose. They can also develop a burnish or tarnish on the surface which can result in a poor electrical connection, lading to an increase in electeical resistance, which in turn can create a hot spot and melt nearby wire insulation, maybe even start a fire.

  • Wires do go bad! Insulation fails over time. The conductors get corrosion and break. These are typically unique situations though where the wire is old and/or moisture is getting into the wire. Is this a house? Location? What stopped working? What is on the circuit? – user68386 Feb 4 at 19:50

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