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Old 02-13-2015, 08:06 PM   #1
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Question Bulbs blowing and socket buzzing

I know this is for pros- but no one will answer me on the "homeowner" section. So I have no choice.

I am renting a house and have been here for 3 months- 6 of the light sockets are blowing lights after only one week and the bathroom socket (where you plug things in) keeps buzzing and getting up to 85 degrees. (as well as the light fixture in the kitchen ceiling)

We have had our landlord come over and his father in law has tried to "fix it" to no avail. They have tried 4 times and now 6 more lights are blown and we are in an old house. I am afraid of a fire hazard and my landlord refuses to call a real electrician. I don't want a fire starting because of his cheapness.

Is this a safety hazard/fire hazard or is it just a circuit board issue.

(all the lights that are blowing are on the same circuit)

It is wintertime and we've had 3 blizzards and I don't want to be killed in a fire.


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Where are you from? If long island i can help. If the bathroom outlet is getting hot there is a good chance the white wire is heating up in there causing an imbalance of voltage leaving that location. That is just a theory however, it could be deeper than that.
Clean this mess up before we all end up in jail, the test tubes and the scale. Just get it all out of here. Is there gas in the car?
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