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eddiearms_2009December 28, 2011

Second ceiling lite quit on me. Swithes are OK as are the fixtures. Old home with some knob/tube, every outlet in house OK,checked by plugging a device in. Need a clue as to where to start looking. Thanks

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Ron Natalie

Most likely the problem is either at the last working fixture or at the first non-working one. If the wiring between these is indeed K&T, I would recommend that you call a (good) electrician. This is NOT a self help thing.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 12:13PM
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Billl

As a general rule, you troubleshoot by checking between the last working device and the first non-working device. If you are just blind guessing, the odds are that the circuit starts closer to the fuse box and ends farther away.

    Bookmark   December 28, 2011 at 1:40PM
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