Monday, August 17, 2009

When all else fails ...

One of our outdoor lights stopped working a while back ... and trying the obvious, a new light bulb, didn't fix the problem.

So, being the DIYers that we are, we tried all the obvious stuff: checked the circuit breakers, checked the connections in the fixture, replaced the inside switch, took off the fixture and hooked up an old one that we knew was working.


OK, time to call an electrician. And since we'd talked about installing a dusk-to-dawn light, we decide to buy a new fixture and have the guy install that when he fixed the other problem.

The electrician came, and guess what? He couldn't find a problem. Everything tested out just fine. Bad light bulbs, he suggested. So, he installed the new fixture, which of course, works just fine. (though we'll know for sure tonight.)

Grrr .... Though I suppose there's a silver lining ... if this one stops working, we can call the guy back.

1 comment:

Jackie said...

We have had that happen as well DW, usually with our phone. Seems as if the wires cross every so often.

Hope you like the dusk to dawn light.

God bless.