Posted by Joe C. (AR) on October 03, 2003 at 22:59:08:
Could be several things.
- bad switch
- loose connection
- bad light socket
- owner did something stupid (nail through
These should be cheap repairs under $50 for 1,2,3 and up to $250 for #4 depending on what was done.
When I lived in the Northeast, I had a friend who “finished” his basement. He studded the walls, installed recepticles, wiring, switches. Panelled the walls, put in a suspended ceiling. Nice job.
When he had finished, he took a lamp from the main living area and brought it downstairs and plugged it in. He turned it on…nothing. He went to another recepticle…nothing, then another and another. When he called me, he was almost in tears. He was sure he’d have to start taking the panelling down to find his problem, which meant taking the suspended ceiling down first. I told him not to do anything and went right over with a meter. When I got there the problem was already solved. His ten year old daughter had suggested that he check the bulb.
Joe C. (AR)