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Old 03-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #16
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Bathroom lights not fully powered


I have a fluke multimeter. I tested the volts coming from the breaker and it is getting 122volts but when i plug it all in and test the lines going to the light it goes to 44 for a second and the slowley drops to 25 then goes back up to 44 or 45. I installed a new 20 amp breaker today and it still does the same. I have the switch that i used before and the new switch and both do the same thing.

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Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #17
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The amps also arent getting over 1.5.
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seems to me that you should not be adding a non gfi protected recept in a bathroom. also I fixed a ho wiring job where the two ligbts were wired in series after the switch. had the same dim light symptom because of the increased resistance & voltage drop
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I found out that the hard way that the ground has power coming through it. I tested it after and it has 120 coming throughit, so i am stopping there and letting someone else re wire it.
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shut the breaker off and call an electrician
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:55 PM   #21
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I called an electrician and he said to check all the receptacles, because his guess was one of those have a lose common wire. I ended up checking one of the lights and there was a common wire tied in with the hot wires. I got it sorted out and now everything is working great. Thank you for everybody's help.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:46 PM   #22
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It sounds like you have some how ended up with a series
configuration !
This means the wiring is completely wrong.
Put it back the way it was before,
And call an electricain.

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