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KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 10:49 PM
I can't seem to keep a light bulb working in my kitchen. They burn out insanely fast, including two in the span of about 30 minutes tonight.

Now, these were the cheap old school bulbs, so I'll try the new kind. I'm just wondering if it could be an issue with the wiring in our place. (I'm a renter)

Or it could be a haunting. It's that time of year and all...

cdcox
10-24-2012, 10:51 PM
Probably sand in your wires.

Inmem58
10-24-2012, 10:53 PM
You're not every bright are you?

KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 10:53 PM
I'm just wondering if it could be an issue with the wiring in our place. The reason I'm concerned about this, is that I have had a bit of a history with fires. (ahem)

KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 10:53 PM
You're not every bright are you?Not at the moment. I have one bulb left though.

Psyko Tek
10-24-2012, 10:54 PM
I can't seem to keep a light bulb working in my kitchen. They burn out insanely fast, including two in the span of about 30 minutes tonight.

Now, these were the cheap old school bulbs, so I'll try the new kind. I'm just wondering if it could be an issue with the wiring in our place. (I'm a renter)

Or it could be a haunting. It's that time of year and all...

my AC used to rattle the house when it kicked in
got a CFL has lasted 5+ years
regular bulb 3 months tops

Inmem58
10-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Not at the moment. I have one bulb left though.

I would say high voltage. Since your renting, bring it up to your landlord. Show him your dilemma.

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2012, 10:56 PM
Have you tried Florescent?

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2012, 10:58 PM
my AC used to rattle the house when it kicked in
got a CFL has lasted 5+ years
regular bulb 3 months tops

This is all I buy.

KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 11:00 PM
This is all I buy.Yeah, that's what I'll try next. It's just weird. I've burnt 4 bulbs out in a week (all in the kitchen). The last two within minutes of one another.

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2012, 11:03 PM
Yeah, that's what I'll try next. It's just weird. I've burnt 4 bulbs out in a week (all in the kitchen). The last two within minutes of one another.

Were they all from the same box?

KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 11:05 PM
Were they all from the same box?3 were. The 1st to go out had been fine for a long time.

Good point, now that I think about it.

SPchief
10-24-2012, 11:12 PM
3 were. The 1st to go out had been fine for a long time.

Good point, now that I think about it.

Winner. I'm guessing old box of bulbs from the closet?

KcMizzou
10-24-2012, 11:13 PM
Winner. I'm guessing old box of bulbs from the closet?Last minute convenience store item.

WV
10-24-2012, 11:14 PM
Winner. I'm guessing old box of bulbs from the closet?

Do bulbs get "old"? I mean what would get old in a light bulb?

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Do bulbs get "old"? I mean what would get old in a light bulb?
If they're cheap, the tungsten inside could be poor quality.

May have just been defective bulbs.

SPchief
10-24-2012, 11:17 PM
Last minute convenience store item.

Ah, I was going the tinfoil hat scenario. More electricity coming thru the wires. Still applies though. I had the same thing happen last year with cheap (old school) light bulbs. Replaced them with with (energy efficient) lightbulbs and they stopped popping

SPchief
10-24-2012, 11:19 PM
Do bulbs get "old"? I mean what would get old in a light bulb?

cheap glass/coil. Remember back a few years ago when lightbulbs looked like light bulbs and not coils.

BigMeatballDave
10-24-2012, 11:23 PM
cheap glass/coil. Remember back a few years ago when lightbulbs looked like light bulbs and not coils.

Coils?

Do you mean these?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb.jpg/220px-Compact-Fluorescent-Bulb.jpg

FAX
10-24-2012, 11:25 PM
A poster that they call Mizzou
Oft boasted of his great IQ
Yet, he did not think it strange
To make a mere light bulb change
Required him and 12 Planeteers, too.

FAX

Phobia
10-24-2012, 11:25 PM
The fixture should have a wattage range sticker somewhere. What watt bulb are you putting in there? Make sure the watts match the manufacturer's specifications.

tk13
10-24-2012, 11:26 PM
This thread redefines the "How many CP members does it take to change a light bulb" joke.

tk13
10-24-2012, 11:28 PM
If Scott Pioli was running your house, you'd already be fired.

KILLER_CLOWN
10-24-2012, 11:29 PM
I had a similiar problem where the longest I could keep a bulb in the basement was like a month and a half..usually it burned out within a week. I switched it to a CF and it lasts about 1 1/2 to 2 years.

KILLER_CLOWN
10-24-2012, 11:29 PM
If Scott Pioli was running your house, you'd already be fired.

But first wiretapped and then fired.

Simply Red
10-24-2012, 11:33 PM
fire hazard bud, be cautious here.

SPchief
10-24-2012, 11:36 PM
This thread redefines the "How many CP members does it take to change a light bulb" joke.

LMAO

The answer though is





























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Plus Frankies mom is a whore

13and3
10-25-2012, 04:42 AM
I can't seem to keep a light bulb working in my kitchen. They burn out insanely fast, including two in the span of about 30 minutes tonight.

Now, these were the cheap old school bulbs, so I'll try the new kind. I'm just wondering if it could be an issue with the wiring in our place. (I'm a renter)

Or it could be a haunting. It's that time of year and all...
The " socket" where the bulbs screws into has 2 connection points. One is the silver shell and the other is a copper colored tab at the very bottom of the base of the socket. Sometimes due to over-tightening when screwing bulbs in, the copper colored tab get pressed down to far and the base of the bulb you just installed does not make sufficient contact with the tab. Arcing occurs and it burns a tiny hole in the base of the bulbs letting the vacuum escape, and then the bulb burns out quickly. Try turning off the power at the breaker and then pulling the tab out so it sticks up slightly and then put a new bulb in it with out screwing it down so hard.

ChiefsNow
10-25-2012, 04:53 AM
You're not every bright are you?

Clean out the socket with the sharpest knife in the drawer.

ChiefsNow
10-25-2012, 04:55 AM
Not at the moment. I have one bulb left though.

You need to have the right 53 bulbs.

Guru
10-25-2012, 05:13 AM
The " socket" where the bulbs screws into has 2 connection points. One is the silver shell and the other is a copper colored tab at the very bottom of the base of the socket. Sometimes due to over-tightening when screwing bulbs in, the copper colored tab get pressed down to far and the base of the bulb you just installed does not make sufficient contact with the tab. Arcing occurs and it burns a tiny hole in the base of the bulbs letting the vacuum escape, and then the bulb burns out quickly. Try turning off the power at the breaker and then pulling the tab out so it sticks up slightly and then put a new bulb in it with out screwing it down so hard.

You don't need to flip the breaker. Be a man.