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Old 08-11-2012, 06:26 PM   #16
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Yes, I have 120v at the new pigtail light fixture I just bought, and I've bypassed the light switch, so it should be on the moment the breaker panel is on....but it's not....

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Old 08-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #17
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you have 120v relative to what? Ground?
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Please post a photo of the opened panel.

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Please post a photo of the opened panel.

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Also the switch box in the bathroom as well.

I am pretty sure when you took that heater circuit off was this I will say again this is only a heater for that circuit or it have other heaters?

If you say other heaters then you just open up a new can of worm .,, I hate to be harsh but you should double check everything before you disconnect and changeover to 120 volts circuit this is one of my golden rules to double check make sure you have no other heater in that circuit at all.

If that is single heater you may be ok but there is other issue which we will like to see the photo.

And just get a good quality test light to make sure you are reading voltage from Line ( useally black or Red ) to White ( neutral ) then Line to Ground and Netrual to Ground and post back to see if that light or voltmeter is reading correct way on it.

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(1). Turn off the power to the house before starting, and identify the branch circuit circuit breaker either in the main or sub-panels: Turn the branch circuit breaker supplying power to the bathroom light too-
(2). Now, take a close look at the filament of the burnt bulb - (if it is incandescent, that is) - If it is broken and dangling from one of the bulb's three internal power posts, then try and swirl it around until the filament catches on the adjacent post from which it hangs.
(3). Once this is achieved, gingerly screw the light bulb into the socket, making sure the filament doesn't dislodge, and swing loose again.

(4). Turn the bathroom switch to the on position. (Note, nothing will happen, because the power to the house is off at the main panel).
(5). Lock the bathroom door.
(6). Go to the main panel, and turn on the main power.
(7). Now, gently turn on the branch circuit breaker.
If you hear a loud explosion coming from the bathroom area, immediately turn off the branch circuit breaker, and put a piece of duct tape over the handle. Write - "Do Not Turn On" on the duct tape, and close the panel door.

Never enter the that bathroom again! Build a new one with a sun light in the ceiling and take bathes and showers in the day time. You don't need power in a bathroom...!

Remember, electricity and water don't mix.
I will advise ya about the indentscent bulbs once they are burn out and you try to do that which it can create a short circuit which it can make arc flash inside the bulb and there are few case I have see the indentscent bulb expoled.

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Does it sound to anyone else like we're missing a neutral here?
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Does it sound to anyone else like we're missing a neutral here?
Oh yeah... most definitely...

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