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Old 02-20-2010, 10:45 AM   #1
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I do "handyman" work in my area and a local Community Hall contacted me to say a light bulb burst in a washroom. On further discussion, they mentioned that this had happened on several occasions, at the same light. Question - why? I removed the recpical to check for water leakage, none, and the wires & connections appear to be fine. My thoughts are 1) it could be simply the bulbs, if they are ecomo brand type, or 2) the light socket (the old plastic housing single socket) may have deteriated and causing problems. (120 circut, 60w bulb)
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Old 02-20-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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As a fellow handy-man you've gone about as far as I would in a non-residential setting.I might change the socket and spring for a good quality bulb.Is there a possibility that kid's are breaking them?

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Old 02-20-2010, 11:16 AM   #3
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To the kids breaking them. It is mostly senior ladies that use this room. I agree with your other comment as I am not an electrician. I am hoping for an electrician to supply some insight. I just have never run across this before.
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Is the bulb exposed and in a place where water could have been splashed up onto it?

That can crack the glass when the bulb is on and therefore hot.
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Old 02-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #5
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A new light socket for the fixture is going to cost you $1US?

Just a guess and willing to take odds? I bet 10:1 there is at least a loose neutral wire at your circuit box causing so many bulbs to blow.

Standing in my wet bare feet? Holding ends of electrical cords and when I have doubts? I call a real electrician.

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