05:49AM | 03/26/99
I recently bought a 25 year old house. There is a wall in the livingroom with 2 lights on it. We had to remove the lights to re-gyproc the wall. After we hooked the lights back up, they were working. The lights are connected and when I turned one of them off (they each have a power switch on the individual light) the other burnt out. I thought it was a blown fuse but all fuses seemed to be fine. I tested the hot and neutral wires running to the lights with a voltage tester and there is no power. Is there any way to rectify this problem or at least discover what the proble is?


07:34AM | 03/26/99
I will hazard a guess. It appears that you might have a multi-cicuit wiring. That is where a common neutral is shared between to circuits. You said that with both lights on, they work but when you turn off one light burns out. In multi-circuits situation, if re-wired wrong it can result in having 220 across wiring further down the line. I would recheck all your connection to make sure that they are in the right order. HTH some.


09:55AM | 03/26/99
Sorry, I meant both lights no longer work. The wires feed into one light and then go to the other. I have tested for incoming power on all wires for both lights but get nothing.

Thanks for replying


11:15AM | 03/26/99

Are you able to go into the basement and look up to that wall location and see the wires coming through the floor? Also swap fuses for that circuit with another circuit of the same amp requirement for the heck of it. Strange things can happen........


06:42PM | 03/26/99
Double check your fuse. Check voltage across the fuse (if there is a voltage reading of around 120 the fuse is no good)or on the bottom side of the fuse to a neutral if it is a barrel type fuse. Are these lights on a switch, if so have you checked voltage there? Happy hunting


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon