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Old 06-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #16
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I'm more relaxed in the house, after a month, and figuring out all the switches and things. Plus, painting has given me an up close encounter with the house.

GFI's will be at the top of my list for an electrician.

Great idea about a radio (& no batteries) to check breakers.

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remove the bulb check the rating...or tonight shut all you breakers of one at a time(go into the refirg and turn it off)with somebody out side to yell out when it goes off...turn the refrig back on after the test...

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I started to do this and got interrupted but so far, no luck. Will finish the task soon. None of the breakers are labels 'lamp post' but many are labeled 'lights'.

And, for the first time I can see the benefit of flood lights. Got home late and had to take the trash out and it was so dark and my yard is full of trees. After turning the flood lights on I felt immensely safer.
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No mention was made about the bulb(s) type. If 120V then it is not a simple solar. To be solar, it has to have a photovoltaic cell to convert sunlight into electricity. If none is there, it is wired. What voltage is the bulb? If less than 120V, and not solar, it needs a transformer. You could look for that, or a wire exiting the basement or crawl space, below ground level.
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canarywood and Joe,

Thank you.

Is it likely that any wires would be on the side of the lamp post facing the house? Are they inside of PVC or something protective, so that if I dig gently I won't disturb them (or get shocked)?

Hi Startingover,
I am 100% agree with you. Same thing hit in my mind.

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