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  1. mikec82

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    We have a light bulb above where we stand in the shower. When I went to change the light bulb, the base came loose, hanging by the wire.

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    In the image, you can see two nuts at the top. This is where the base should have been connected. When I tried to connect it back to the base, it sparked/popped. I left it hanging and took this picture, only now it has a new light bulb in it. The light is not coming on now, nor are the other two ceiling lights in the bathroom that are connected to the same light switch. I checked the circuit breaker, but nothing had tripped.

    Is there anything I can do, or do I need to call an electrician? Can anyone help explain the spark/pop?
     
  2. Alec_t

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    Welcome to EP!
    Your pics don't show up. Post them here using the 'Upload a file' button.
     
  3. Irv

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    You need to shut off the circuit breaker to that light! Sparking is a big no-no, and in this case, you have 3 options: fire, electrocution, or call an electrician. Shut off the breaker first.

    Trying to connect it back to the base without shutting off the power is a good indication that you aren't safe doing it yourself.
     
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  4. Bluejets

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    Get an electrician before you kill yourself or worse, someone else.
     
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  5. davenn

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    Please take the advice of the responders above

    thread closed
     
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