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devildog

03:21PM | 09/01/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
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I just moved into a house3 months ago. I have already blown 6 light bulbs. Is this a sign that the circuits are overloaded or I'm getting power surges from something? Let me also tell you that my electrical knowledge is 1 on a scale from 1 to 10.

joed

04:24PM | 09/07/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
It is no a sign of overloaded circuits. It could be a sign of a loose neutral connection. Do you notice light going brighter and dimmer at times?

devildog

04:47AM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 09/16/02
250 lifetime posts
Thanks for your reply. I was beginning tothink I got shut out. I notice the lights getting dimmer when something turns on, but I thought that was normal. When it does do dimmer it is not a huge difference.

I have a device that shows if an outlet is wired correctly. If I bought one of those screw in outlets for a light socket and tested it would that show if it were a loose connection or just if it weren't connected?

If not is there a way to check for a loose neutral or do I have to get up there and turn screws to find out?


joed

05:22AM | 09/08/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Lights dimming when large device like AC starts is not abnormal. The true sign of a neutral problem is light going brighter. The loose neutral problem I am thinking could case your problem is not a DIY repair. It is the main neutral connection coming into your house.
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