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Old 10-01-2015, 07:51 AM
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... I started the work during the power outage yesterday...
So, you're the guy to blame.

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Old 10-01-2015, 08:10 AM
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What I actually meant was to identify the circuit before there is a problem, so you can turn it off to work on it. I am going to mark mine this morning.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:24 AM
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What I actually meant was to identify the circuit before there is a problem, so you can turn it off to work on it. I am going to mark mine this morning.
I understood, I should have prefaced my post with that is a good idea

There is an illogical paranoid part of me that still wants to see the light go off when I flip the breaker; so even though I KNOW it is the right one, the illogical paranoid part of me would still shut off the whole panel if I could not verify. Not saying that is correct, just pointing out a personal flaw
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:30 AM
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At our house in Georgia the photo sensor died at least twice in ten years and failed to turn on the light.

Ours here in TV is now broken with the same light off.
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Old 10-01-2015, 12:07 PM
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I think Harbor Freight (possibly Radio Shack if you can find one), and some other stores sell voltage sensors, these emit a beeping sound when they come close to an energized wire. I have one that I use when I need to make sure a circuit is de-energized before working on it. I also have AC voltmeters, but the sensor does not require any connections, and is easier to use.
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My lamp post light didn't work after cleaning the glass. I found that resetting the GFCI power plug breaker in the garage brought the light back to life.
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Old 01-06-2016, 08:39 AM
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Washing the exterior of the house will frequently trip the GFI which is for the outside outlets, garage outlets and sometimes the post light.
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