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Old 01-13-2020, 09:37 PM   #76
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Ok. I'll let you know how it goes.

Is it possible that the wires got damaged while I was fishing them? What could I do to prevent that for next time? The ground wire is bare, so if the sheathing came off, it would short to ground.

The wires show voltage at the panel (blue arrow), but no power at the box (red arrow).
No way that the wires got pulled apart! You have some other problem. Perhaps you had the meter set on the wrong scale when you took the measurement at the pull box. Recheck it all.
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Ok. I'll let you know how it goes.

Is it possible that the wires got damaged while I was fishing them? What could I do to prevent that for next time? The ground wire is bare, so if the sheathing came off, it would short to ground.

The wires show voltage at the panel (blue arrow), but no power at the box (red arrow).
No way that the wires got pulled apart! You have some other problem. Perhaps you had the meter set on the wrong scale when you took the measurement at the pull box. Recheck it all.
It was set right. But I'll check again after I fix the multimeter. I couldn't get any reading other than OL even when I changed the fuse to the 10A one.
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:04 AM   #78
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Here is the correct way to do this. Most likely you have a wet niche fixture. The lamp comes from the factory with a waterproof cord attached to it usually 25 feet. This is installed in conduit, usually 1 inch pcv which terminates in a pool junction box installed at least 12 inches above highest water level. Lamp and part of the conduit are filled with water at all times. The pool junction box has a brass base with lugs for circuit ground, bonding grid and branch circuit ground. #8 wire bonds niche to pool box. #8 connection at niche if conductive is potted, covered with epoxy, to prevent corrosion. Pool wiring is nothing to mess with. I'd strongly suggest if you do it yourself get it inspected.
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Ok. I'll let you know how it goes.

Is it possible that the wires got damaged while I was fishing them? What could I do to prevent that for next time? The ground wire is bare, so if the sheathing came off, it would short to ground.

The wires show voltage at the panel (blue arrow), but no power at the box (red arrow).
No way that the wires got pulled apart! You have some other problem. Perhaps you had the meter set on the wrong scale when you took the measurement at the pull box. Recheck it all.
I bought a new multimeter instead of trying to fix the old one. Now everything works fine! This makes me think about when I just dug up 75 feet of conduit because I didn't have continuity. Best just not to think about it.
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It's hard to get things like that out of our minds! I have a few too! I once worked all day putting an electric fuel pump on my brother's car since he told me he was sure the push rod to his engine mounted pump was worn out or some such problem we suspected. I got it all done and the pump started up and ran for the longest time without putting any fuel in the carb.

You have probably guess what was wrong.

Yep, his tank was empty! Not my fault but still bothers me to have been a part of it.
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It's hard to get things like that out of our minds! I have a few too! I once worked all day putting an electric fuel pump on my brother's car since he told me he was sure the push rod to his engine mounted pump was worn out or some such problem we suspected. I got it all done and the pump started up and ran for the longest time without putting any fuel in the carb.

You have probably guess what was wrong.

Yep, his tank was empty! Not my fault but still bothers me to have been a part of it. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.diychatroom.com/images/smilies/vs_mad.gif[/IMG]
Well at least I didn't touch the wires with my bare hands because I thought they weren't live.
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