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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: fondacox]
    #11800 - 04/24/08 09:00 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

you have to find a way to know if it's off or you won't really be safe. Just plug in a cheap living room lamp or fan or something and when you see/hear it turn off you'll know you flipped the right switch.


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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: fondacox]
    #11803 - 04/24/08 09:03 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I'm pretty good with electricity so I could probably help you I'm still trying to figure out what you did though. So did you splice your old 210 wire and rewired a 110/120 on to plug into a standard outlet?

Do you have a watts controller or seperate unit you plug your lights into or do you just plug them into your wall?

Your circuit breaker is going off because you are drawing too many amps from whatever source you are using. Standard outlets use either 15 or 20 amp breakers, check your amperage rating on all the things you have plugged into your outlets and figure out which circuit they are on. Just reduce your amperage to lower than whatever the breaker rating is (15 or 20 amps).

Also, If you did you splice the wires make sure its not getting hot, if the gauge of the wire is too small till will get very hot and is a big no no.



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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: Evan]
    #11813 - 04/24/08 09:08 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Actually what happened is, I live in a house that is about 35 years young.

All the wiring is silver and copper.
Two of the outlets in the room have stopped working.

The ballast problem is fixed. It's just the outlets are burnt out or something.
So I am hoping changing the outlet with a new one will fix it. (the thing the plug plugs into on the wall)

I can't plug something into it to test if it's on because the it's broken to begin with. The wires could still be live even though the outlet itself isn't working.


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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: fondacox]
    #11818 - 04/24/08 09:12 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yes very good chance that the wires ARE live. The outlet didn't blow recently did it, its just 35 years old? Anyway sounds like you've got it under control.


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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: Evan]
    #11825 - 04/24/08 09:18 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Well one of them stopped working when the ballast crapped out.

The other one died a year ago...

I replaced all the outlets in the entire house when I was renovating...all except for my laundry/grow room.


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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: fondacox]
    #11910 - 04/24/08 11:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

capture sunshine in a jar and use that instead.


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Re: Lighting EMERGENCY! [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #12062 - 04/25/08 12:36 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hahaha, Success!

Both outlets rewired and working...

I don't want to think about what was happening in the second outlet box...

Lots of crispy wire casings in there...


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