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Old 04-03-2015, 07:22 AM   #1
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Overhead lights in danger of shorting fix

Two of the four overhead lights had potential safety issues from corrosion found in the wire nut connections and the overheating of a wire connection on the 3 way switch that have have become hot enough to cause the insulation to flake off and operated from dim to bright depending on how you operate the switches.

I removed the wire nuts, cut the corrosion off, re-twisted them together and soldered them together, reapplied a new yellow wire nut and taped it in place with electrical tape so now all six bulbs will light when switch turned on.

I also have replaced the overhead bulbs with 1156 LED bulbs that operate much cooler and should never burn out.

I also ran in incoming hot wire to a 120v commercial switch with a shallow box I found at Home Depot so I now have switch mounted in plastic that is much heavier duty.


This light in bath room.


This light over the couch/eating area.

Both have the LED 1156 bulbs I got off ebay.
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