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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 03:55 pm
I changed a ceiling fixture in my bathroom and the light is very dim. its a 75 w bulb and its fine in other outlets but not bathroom ceiling. I'm reading 117 volts on my volt meter. its an old house (1954) with mostly cloth wiring. there is a constant hot there but its not hooked up to the switch.The light is fine when hooked to that wire. There is a newer black wire there that is hooked up to the switch and thats the one I have the issue with. If the voltage is there, why dismay light dim?
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Wed 18 May, 2016 06:03 pm
@rockie57,
I presume, Rock, it's 115v when the bulb is out. But measure it somehow with bulb in

I suspect you have a gnd, neut, or retn prob
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Rjwalsh3
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2016 11:25 am
@rockie57,
Replace the bulb with an LED bulb
dalehileman
 
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Reply Mon 30 May, 2016 12:49 pm
@Rjwalsh3,
Rj that's a clever solution but of course the apparent ground problem still remains a potential hazard
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JonesNoah
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 07:21 am
@rockie57,
It may be a voltage problem. Phrases voltage is getting drained at some point. if it is a cloth wiring i n your house I suggest you to rewire your house.
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dalehileman
 
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Reply Thu 2 Feb, 2017 12:03 pm
@rockie57,
Wow Rock, now have you had any luck yet
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