One Wall of lights/outlets Not Working
Hi, we bought a house that was a flip, with most of the work done by the flipper, who was licensed in exactly nothing. We noticed (after closing of course) the lights on the back wall of the house only worked sometimes... it's one switch and one outlet that is affected. We realized that when you push on an outlet on the opposite wall, the light switch and outlet in question flicker on and off. The outlet we pushed on is a little iffy, too -- the vacuum has cut out entirely when using this outlet. For a while, we played with the outlet to get the lights to come on, but now that is not working anymore. Plus, I am assuming this might be a safety issue, so we should probably not do that anyway. We are stretched financially right now and can't really get an electrician to come out until we save up some more money; in the meantime, we are not using any of the outlets or switches in that room (which sucks because it is a dining room/kids' playroom, which could really use some light on cloudy days and in the evening!). Until we get someone out here, does anyone have an idea what could be causing this? Even better, does anyone have a magic fix, or is this definitely licensed electrician territory? Thanks!