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Old 02-21-2009, 08:06 PM   #16
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How many bulbs in the chandelier? What wattage?
You have an ohmmeter?

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How many bulbs in the chandelier? What wattage?
You have an ohmmeter?
It's got 11 G9/50W halogen bulbs. No ohmmeter, I'm sorry to say.
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Burnsy - as a fellow direction reading girl please get yourself a voltage tester and use it. Test your tester.

And turn off breakers before doing any more electrical work.

Figuring out what breakers work what circuits is a great project for starting to learn about your electrical system.

Today when I was letting my Dad do some electrical work for me. I asked him if he turned off the breaker. He said, "power's off". I asked him if he tested. Then I handed him my voltage tester and he thrust it into the jbox to show me that the power was off.
It lit up and beeped and he said something that had to be beeped too.
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Any chance you could get a picture of the wires coming from the chandelier?

Do you have any info on the chandelier?
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It's got 11 G9/50W halogen bulbs. No ohmmeter, I'm sorry to say.
A DVM will pay for itself quickly and does non-destructive testing.

If you get one, it should show you two wires from the chand. that read about 2.5 ohms between them. These go to the bulbs.
If the wires are white and black, the black wire should go to the lamp socket center contact and to the hot side of the line.
From the black wire and the white wire to the chand. housing should read infinite ohms.

You can independently check the dimmer by putting it in series with a incand. lamp (in a socket with pigtail leads) and 120v.

Men not asking for directions is an urban myth. . .
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Burnsy - as a fellow direction reading girl please get yourself a voltage tester and use it. Test your tester.

And turn off breakers before doing any more electrical work.

Figuring out what breakers work what circuits is a great project for starting to learn about your electrical system.

Today when I was letting my Dad do some electrical work for me. I asked him if he turned off the breaker. He said, "power's off". I asked him if he tested. Then I handed him my voltage tester and he thrust it into the jbox to show me that the power was off.
It lit up and beeped and he said something that had to be beeped too.
I am starting to like you more and more. Great post and excellent advice. There are some electricians that could learn something from you.
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I am starting to like you more and more. Great post and excellent advice. There are some electricians that could learn something from you.
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