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Old 04-11-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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How To Properly Install A Light Over A Kitchen Sink.


Even when there's a cabinet above it.




I suspect there was a light installed before this one.



Think it got hot?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:44 AM   #2
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Just a little toasted. It's scary how often we come across that kind of stuff. Makes you wonder how much more goes unfound.

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Cant figure out which direction it placed from the pic you had taken.
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Cant figure out which direction it placed from the pic you had taken.
Like most people, I hold the camera in front of me facing away.
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Like most people, I hold the camera in front of me facing away.
Yeah but most people hold it sideways these days.
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I would likely recommended that wire sticking out to be hidden into the light fixture, which is pull these wire all the way down to the light, and when the fixture ready to be install, put it inside the hanger that normally hold the fixture such as lighting system, which will be more safe.
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Give them credit they used electrical tape and wire nuts. If that doesn't make you a qualified electrician then I don't want to know what does.
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Just a little toasted isn't the word. I am surprised that didn't start a fire. Looks like a wannabe installed the last light fixture.
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Why exactly did it get hot/toasted?
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Why did it do that? Overload at end of run? I understand resistance = heat.
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Even when there's a cabinet above it.




I suspect there was a light installed before this one.



Think it got hot?
Curious why that one got so hot. Was it a bad connection under the tape, or something else?
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Why did it do that? Overload at end of run? I understand resistance = heat.
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Of course. Just want more specifics.
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By the look of that, it was more likely too much heat from the fixture rather than a poor connection. The scorching from a poor connection tends to be a bit more localized. Usually.
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By the look of that, it was more likely too much heat from the fixture rather than a poor connection. The scorching from a poor connection tends to be a bit more localized. Usually.
From what I'm seeing, isn't the connection is in the cabinet and the fixture below on the other side? That would block enough of the heat, I think. Interesting.
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From what I'm seeing, isn't the connection is in the cabinet and the fixture below on the other side? That would block enough of the heat, I think. Interesting.
That's where the connection was when the pic was taken.

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Maybe the wires touched as it was fished through. But I would want to know why it didnt trip before it got that bad.
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The heat thing is the question for me too...I'm guessing it was connected to something other than a light at some point in time?
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