2 lights are wired wrong ?

p.patpJuly 29, 2013

We just moved in and found 2 lights are wired wrong.
When I turn on a closet light a living room light turns on very dim. Hoping it`s a simple fix !

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bus_driver

The living room light, is it a lamp plugged into a wall receptacle or a ceiling fixture? Answer this question and then I will have more questions eventually leading to a suggestion about the problem you describe.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 1:02PM
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p.patp

Both are ceiling fixtures on separate switches.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 5:49PM
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hexus

you have a loose neutral

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 7:09PM
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bus_driver

Are you saying that if the living room light is off and you turn on the closet light, the living room light comes on dimly?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 8:25PM
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p.patp

yes

    Bookmark   July 29, 2013 at 10:31PM
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hexus

Its a MWBC (Edison) and you have a loose neutral.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 12:28AM
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bus_driver

From the beginning, I have considered that this may be a serious post and that the described problem actually exists. But also considered that maybe it is not.
One responding post suggests a loose neutral. And the system at that premises may have that problem.
But the poster says that with the living room ceiling light OFF (switch OPEN), turning on the closet light makes the living room light glow dimly. Lets say there is a loose neutral and turning on the closet light supplies some voltage to the living room light via the neutral (white). But the other conductor (black) connected to the living room light is connected only to a switch which is OFF. So how does current, of any amount, flow through the lamp (bulb)? And no description is given about how the closet light presents in this instance.
Perhaps this post was just a spoof.

This post was edited by bus_driver on Fri, Aug 2, 13 at 10:41

    Bookmark   August 1, 2013 at 9:58PM
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