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Old 06-03-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Flood = No lighting

Hi there,

Basically, I left the bath running whilst I was finishing a task on the computer. The baths overflow failed to do its job, consequently, the bath overflowed and water started coming through the ceiling and onto the kitchen floor. It also flooded the fluorescent light, which pulled it off the ceiling.

Whilst the water doesn't appear to have done much damage, I'm unable to turn the downstairs lights on without tripping the trip switch.

Any idea what's wrong? Is this problem going to fix itself when it drys up?

Thanks for your time


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Old 06-04-2007, 04:38 AM   #2
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Turn off circuit. Remove light completely. Cap wires that went to light, and see if the circuit doesnt trip now.
If water got into the ballast from that light, I doubt it will ever work. You will have to replace the ballast, and I would just replace the whole light.


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It is possible that the force of the light falling has done dammage to the cables in the ceiling. inspect inside the box for damage to the cable sheething or wire insulation.
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