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Old 10-26-2008, 10:21 AM   #1
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I have six lights along my front walkway and I really need them fixed before Halloween. I replaced all the bulbs, but only the first light went on. Why are the others not coming on?

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"Jonny5 need more input" are these buried wire electric? solar/battery? wired in series or parallel if elec.?

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They are not solar powered. I do not know how they are wired.
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I have six lights along my front walkway and I really need them fixed before Halloween. I replaced all the bulbs, but only the first light went on. Why are the others not coming on?
The break in the wire is between the first and second lights?
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The connectors for these light are notoriously crappy. At each light there is a short piece of fixture wire (1') that clamps on to the fatter wire that runs from fixture to fixture. The wire piercing clamps/connectors are prone to failure.

You need to dig up and expose these connections and, A) squeeze them tighter with pliers, or B) replace the connection with something better.

I use standard wire nuts and a sealing compound like Scotchcote or Liquid Tape.
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Best to use Waterproof Wirenuts, then wrap with Electrical Tape, then coat with ScotchCoat Liquid tape. Will make for a good water tight connection. If you do not use the Gel Wirenuts, then wrap with Rubber tape, pulling with tension to allow for a tighter covering, then Electrical Tape, then the ScotchCoat Liquid Tape.
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The connectors for these light are notoriously crappy. At each light there is a short piece of fixture wire (1') that clamps on to the fatter wire that runs from fixture to fixture. The wire piercing clamps/connectors are prone to failure.

You need to dig up and expose these connections and, A) squeeze them tighter with pliers, or B) replace the connection with something better.

I use standard wire nuts and a sealing compound like Scotchcote or Liquid Tape.

Man your good, because I could not tell that they were low voltage fixtures.
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Sorry, they are low voltage. And I missed my Halloween deadline.

I didn't see this 1" fixture wire. I lifted a couple fixtures out of the ground and saw only one wire coming out of it. I don't know how they are connected.
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Follow the wire Grasshoppa. It will lead you on the path to enlightment.
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