Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MysticRealm, Apr 28, 2018.
Bummer, but at least you're safe now.
Can you cut and strip the wires on the fixture and reinstall it? Do you have pictures of the chandelier now that it’s not mounted anymore (wiring in particular)? I’m more inclined to think that the overheating problem came from the house wiring, not the fixture. Did the handyman check the circuit for faults? I had an issue with a light sparking and tripping the breaker every time I reset it. Turns out there were 2 ground wires just barely touching in a 2-gang switch box that went to the light, but it was enough to cause a fault and sparks.
I don't think he checked the circuit for faults. I did mention to him that I wasn't sure if it was the light causing the issue or if it was coming from the house wiring but I wasn't around as he was working as I was working.
If you know someone who is good with wiring, they should be able to fix that. If you haven’t really done any wiring yourself before it would be a bit complicated to try yourself. It looks like you maybe had a few black wires with broken sheathing and they may have been touching. That would cause some major problems. Whether it was the light to begin with or if it happened as a result of faulty house wiring is the question though.
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