ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
Potseal 11
Recent Posts
Electrode boilers question
by annemarie1. 04/27/17 01:40 PM
Why cables look like they do
by LongRunner. 04/26/17 09:36 AM
Dimmable LED 2x4 lay in fixtures
by HotLine1. 04/24/17 05:43 PM
Old decora style outlets
by Lostazhell. 04/22/17 07:59 PM
Permit Snafus...AHJs and Contractors Jump in
by gfretwell. 04/22/17 01:11 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
234,876 Are you busy
169,675 Re: Forum
162,913 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 92 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#26874 - 06/24/03 10:50 PM pool light  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Hi All,
Have to go trouble shoot a pool light Thursday. Customer said he thought it was burned out so he relamped but still doesn't work. He said GFCI is not tripped. I haven't worked on any pool lights so I wanted to get some ideas to be armed with before I go. So far I am thinking, bad lamp or bad contact in lampholder or open neutral. I am thinking deteriorated wiring in the conduit would trip GFCI, would it not? Assuming the GFCI is working. If anyone who works on pool lights has any tips I would appreciate hearing them. By the way, it sounds like a dry-niche.
Thanks, Brian


Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#26875 - 06/25/03 08:03 AM Re: pool light  
PCBelarge  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Hello Brian

If there is a deck box(?) take a look to see if the wiring in it is good, loose ,corroded etc... Remember the deck box has to be listed.

Pierre


Pierre Belarge

#26876 - 06/28/03 12:05 AM Re: pool light  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Thanks Pierre, The job got changed to Monday. I did some studying up and it looks like my fear of the unknown was unfounded. I'll let you know what it turns out to be.
Brian


#26877 - 06/30/03 11:19 PM Re: pool light  
Anonymous
Unregistered

Pierre,
It was only a bad lamp! I was all prepared to ring out circuits and all. And it was a wet niche. Pretty simple stuff. Checked all the grounding/bonding before I left. Thanks for your suggestions.
Brian


#26878 - 07/01/03 05:20 AM Re: pool light  
PCBelarge  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Brian

I worked for this guy one time who used to say "spread the tools". We would go on the job and spread the tools, I always thought it was funny. He is retired and still comes to the meetings.BTW- he was one of the best electricans I ever worked with. We probably would have "spread the tools" for a bulb too.

Pierre


Pierre Belarge


Member Spotlight
Alan Belson
Alan Belson
Mayenne N. France
Posts: 1,803
Joined: March 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.010s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7626 MB (Peak: 0.8992 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-04-28 15:59:42 UTC