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lucapsan

04:16PM | 10/02/05
Member Since: 08/04/04
21 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
I just installed a recessed fluorescent light with 4 - 4 foot bulbs.It worked fine for about a hour then it tripped the breaker. Now when I turn the breaker back on and turn on the light it trips the breaker right away.Please help...

lucapsan

MrElectricOly

04:52PM | 10/05/05
Member Since: 05/11/03
62 lifetime posts
You must have connected the wires in a way that caused a short. Look at the wires and make sure none of them are up against a sharp edge and could have been damaged. If you didn't cause a short in the fixture (which I assume is the problem) then the fixture could possibly ghave a manufactures defect that caused a shot in the fixture. Mr. Electric

Jim Simmons
WA State Master Electrician


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