Fire Hazard?


Old 07-31-00, 08:12 AM
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I purchased an older home (built in 1931) about a year ago. My concern is the number of bulbs that I go through. I have replaced several in the basement about 3 or four times now (in one year!). Although the wiring throughout the house is old, the previous owners did update the main electrical box to circuit breakers. Any ideas?
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Old 07-31-00, 03:38 PM
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hello LSummers,
there could be several possabilitys as to the cause of bulbs burning out fast.
1. it could be the sockets r getting corroded
2. could be loose connections in the wireing
3. could be vibrations from the uper floor causeing the bulbs filimant to break, espicely common in the elcheapo bulbs.
i had the exact same problem in my own home with the downstairs. i replaiced the lights checked all wireing connections, and bulbs still went out, i then install rough surface bulbs and since have had vertualy no problem. they cost a bit more but whin u figure the cost of all the bulbs im saveing $
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