COMMUNITY FORUM

LunaRae

02:58PM | 07/17/05
Member Since: 07/16/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I am a bit concerned about some flickering lights at my sisters home. Her home is in Alaska and was built in ,98. They have been the only occupants and no remodeling work has ever been done. I am not an electrician but did some looking into the switch box (after turning off power source in fuse box.) I saw some blue electricity exit the switch when I used switch earlier and that also made me get curious. What I have found is three solid copper wires connected to the switch; 1 RED and 2 BLACK. The red wire looks good but the two black wires have multiple holes in the insulation exposing the solid copper wiring. Is this safe? Is there potential of fire hazard? What could be causing the flickering?

Billhart

06:51AM | 07/18/05
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
It is really hard to tell from you message what is going on.

But flickering lights can be the symptom of very serious problems that can lead to fire.

Flickering indicates a bad connection and a loose connection generates heat.

In many case it is a minor problem limited to fixture or switch.

But also it can be an arching short or a major connection that can generate enough heat to start a fire.

Get it checked out.


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

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

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

With nothing more than a saw and some plywood, you can create your own Christmas tree cutout forest. Give the "tree" a coa... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon