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Old 10-29-2008, 02:28 AM   #1
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OLDER HOME, 100 amp box etc..

I have purchased an older home with a 100 amp box with 7 breakers. We expereince surges often, from bright to dim. In the kitchen is a dual light fixture, but only one bulb and a glass fuse screwed into the other light bulb fixture... What is this for? A second light bulb won't work, and the first one stops without the fuse as well?? This is just the beginning, any help would be appreciated.. thanx..Rick


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Old 10-29-2008, 01:11 PM   #2
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Well the obvious answer is that those two fixtures are wired in series, somehow. As for why, your guess is as good as mine. Maybe a misguided scheme to make bulbs last longer?

It might help to get a pro in to make a list of all the bad stuff to give you a starting point to work from. Sounds like you have your work cut out for you.


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Old 10-29-2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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Sounds like the fixture is miswired with both sockets in series instead of parallel.
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