this old house, ongoing issues. I'm having a hard time figuring this out, here's the story with the living room lights,

Lutron S-603P dimmable switch 600W max 5A

Charred copper ground wire. The ground connection was a little loose. Also could've been touching a hot wire?

Bulbs were barely lit and would fade out completely for a while but now nothing for a few weeks. Started to happen after a bidet was installed upstairs. These lights are the only things on a single breaker switch. Receptacles are on a separate one. However to give you an idea of the previous owner/workmanship the plumbing to the toilet came from the freaking fire sprinkler!! There's a colon blaster waiting to happen. Anyway....

Living Room

5 pot lights H7T 50W, R20 Max......

Bulbs: floodlight 45W 120V however all removed and installed a 60W bulb but still nothing.

Do I need a voltmeter? New dimmer switch?

  • 1
    Can you post photos of the inside of the switch box please? Also, multipurpose fire sprinkler/domestic water systems are permitted by NFPA 13D (and not at all unheard of) -- a fire sprinkler system is actually not that dissimilar to ordinary plumbing, it's just that the fixtures are a bit funny looking :) – ThreePhaseEel Jun 29 '19 at 2:06

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.