Okay guys, my thoughts FWIW (= 0 lol)
If alls well an AC voltmeter should read:
120 VAC Line (Black) to Neutral (White) 120 VAC Line (Black) to Ground (Green/Bare)
BUT IF ALLS WELL IT SHOULD NOTTTTTT READ 120 WHITE/NEUTRAL TO GROUND (should be 0), BUT THATS WHAT HE SAID!!!!!!!!!
Of course, if theres an open Neutral back to the panel and you place a meter on a Neutral thats on the other (NOT to panel) side of that opening thats on the return side of a load (like a light thats on but not working cuz its Neutral is open) a meter there WOULD READ 120 TO GROUND LIKE HE SAID!!!!!!!!
I agree Id be tracing wiring looking for a Neutral thats gotten seperated or burned off or come loose, especially (at a junction) at a receptacle where they are stabbed in and/or loose screwed and lost continuity.
Tell ya what I think and hope some professional electricians weigh in, even if the code allows?????? daisy chained Neutrals where the Neutral is effectively spliced via receptacle screws or stab connections, I PREFER THE NEUTRALS BE SPLICED IN AN APPROVED (Or at least better) METHOD WITH A JUMPER RAN TO THE OUTLETS NEUTRAL TERMINAL i.e. dont use the outlet for splicing the Neutrals (is that permissible nowadays, its NOT my preference???)
Whatcha think sparkies?????