well i've had a busy weekend... i replaced 3 domes with 3 recessed lights (pantry hallway has 1 light, main hallway has 2 lights) and a fluorescent fixture in the kitchen with 4 recessed lights... that is a total of 7 recessed lights in place where there were 3 domes and 1 fluorescent.
all 3 areas work on a 15amp circuit. i'm using 6inch halo IC type containers on the main floor of the house, there is no insulation in the ceiling. i'm using 65watt bulbs. the house is about 2yrs old.
well after i finished EVERYTHING worked GREAT.. the lights all came on with no humming or dimming. everything was tested and i actually left the lights on for several hours to test and all was working great.
well later this evening when i went to the kitchen i heard one of the kitchen containers POP (this is where i had the fluorescent) and all 7 lights do not work/come on.. i went to check on the breaker and it was tripped. i reset the breaker, went back upstairs..... if i turn on the pantry and hallway lights they work, BUT as soon as i turn on the the kitchen lights the breaker TRIPS. but i did NOT hear the "pop" this time.
it seems weird to me how they all worked just fine hours earlier and now only the hallways work but the kitchen keeps tripping the breaker.
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