Bathroom Light On A Gfi Circuit - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 04-28-2010, 09:54 PM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Bathroom light on a gfi circuit

I have installed a new bathroom....currently the bathroom light is just a socket with a pigtail connection which works fine (switching on/off). However when I attempt to install a proper fixture, the circuit trips when the light is switched on. The power for the light is supplied through a gfi wall plug.

What is causing the circuit to trip...when a light fixture is installed?
Debbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 04-28-2010, 10:32 PM   #2
Electrical Contractor
jbfan's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Newnan GA
Posts: 8,209
Rewards Points: 6,058

Have you tried just hanging a light fixture up without mounting it.
You may have trouble with one of the wires making contact when the fixture is mounted to the box.
Yes I am a pirate, two hundred years too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothing to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate.
jbfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please Help! 3 way switches controling 2 light fxtures. HelloMotto Electrical 52 11-05-2014 05:28 PM
Bathroom fan and light wired independently at end of circuit? Alexi637 Electrical 4 03-08-2010 10:32 PM
Basement bathroom wiring mess. Little help. trailblazer1229 Electrical 15 02-16-2010 10:29 AM
Wire a 4-way light circuit with 14/2 HooKooDooKu Electrical 22 01-28-2010 03:31 PM
Bathroom light with outlet in it? Jaded Electrical 12 04-15-2008 01:08 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts