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Old 11-20-2012, 07:37 PM  
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Electricians: Chandelier went out but it's getting current

Couple of months ago our family room chandelier went out cold turkey. I'm just now getting time to get to it.

I originally thought it was the switch as I bought one of those non contact voltmeters and it went crazy at t he chandelier. Took off the dimmer and it went crazy inside of the switch box also.

Replaced the switch at Lowes and NOTHING. It still went crazy at the chandelier.

Thought, "that's odd." replaced one bulb and nothing. Tried the same bulb in another room's chandelier and it worked. Any ideas? I'm hurting here for suggestions.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:49 PM   #46
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Mods please move this to the "Current" events thread.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:57 PM   #47
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Mods please move this to the "Current" events thread.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #48
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You bastards are taking food out of my kids' mouths. Just let him call me tomorrow.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #49
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I'm just kidding about that. Let him zap himself one time. He will call. He never leaves me in the house alone with his wife any more though.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #50
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I'm just kidding about that. Let him zap himself one time. He will call. He never leaves me in the house alone with his wife any more though.
Learned his lesson after one fat headed light skinned kid, eh?
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #51
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Learned his lesson after one fat headed light skinned kid, eh?
Heh. I call he and his family the black Duggars. They don't even know what that means but his old lady pops out 2 kids per calendar year. I don't know how they do it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:43 PM   #52
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Actually... I didn't think you did electric work Phil.
Would love to get this taken care of after work tomorrow if you can do it.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #53
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After work? Holiday rates. No problem. Text me or something. I'll be smoking some hams and stuff.
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:23 AM   #54
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an outside chance - if it is on a dimmer and you are using neon-type bulbs - will not work. Obvious, i know...
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:33 AM   #55
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Non contact voltage testers are actually inductance testers they can give a false reading due to inductance.
This, I got hit with 220v because I trusted one of the damn things
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #56
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This, I got hit with 220v because I trusted one of the damn things
if you're ever in doubt at least use the back of your hand to touch so your reaction doesn't grab the wire, you'll just jump off it. though i suppose if you want to use that method on a 477 3 phase, you might deserve what you get.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #57
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if you're ever in doubt at least use the back of your hand to touch so your reaction doesn't grab the wire, you'll just jump off it. though i suppose if you want to use that method on a 477 3 phase, you might deserve what you get.
Yeah, learned my lesson REAL quick. I went back to using my old multimeter and won't touch a wire until I check for volts just to make sure
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