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Old 08-30-2010, 11:43 PM   #1
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Hello,
New to the site and i have a bit of a situation here. I am currently renting my house and today i tried to replace a faucet on the outside wall. Well it just so happens that the whole thing came out of the wall!! I noticed the copper tubing was not properly brazed but that's going to be fixed by the landlord. The problem is when i went into the crawlspace under the house i noticed what you see in the pic. When we moved in i noticed that when i turned on a light it made a strange noise, like a click. The landlord explained that the house was running 12 volts but i do not believe this due to all the lights are 110v. I did a little research and i think it may be wired 220v and the transformers in the pic take it down to 110v. Am i right in assuming this? What you see in the pic i believe to be not up to code!! It looks quite shoddy!! Can this be a problem and if so how do i bring this up with the landlord? I'd hate to have to move out so soon but this just doesn't look safe. Thanks in advance for any info in this matter.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:47 PM   #2
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You should NOT be touching anything plumbing or especially electrical.

Let the landlord take care of this stuff.

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It would be very unusual for a house in the US to be using 240 volt lighting. Low voltage, 12V, lighting is typically limited to undercabinet or landscape lighting.

I agree with Petey, call the landlord. And get some renters insurance.
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Make sure you have fire extinguishers and smoke detectors that work.
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The song Burning down the house comes to mind on this one. Report it to the local agency that handles rental oversight. Bet the AHJ would love it to.
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Sounds like you have a 12 volts system. The 12 volts is used to turn on relays that turn on the lights. All the switches are wired 12 volts.
That looks like a control for one of the lights and it definitely should be in a box.

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