Thursday, August 8, 2013
I then e-mailed the LL, reporting a hazardous lighting situation, and asking that it be looked at. The LL's handyman phoned this morning, and we made arrangements for the electrician he uses to come over today.
He just left, having replaced the entire electrical line that runs between these 2 ceiling fixtures and again replacing the wiring and housing of the light socket itself. The wires were fried, as I suspected. An added bonus is that instead of the tiny based, expensive light bulbs that were required for these fixtures, I am now able to use standard based CFL's. I am looking for any means to save money, and keep my expenses as low as possible.
I saved the old, tiny based light bulb as we still have several sconces and chandeliers in this home that require the narrow based bulbs. We'll use what is on hand before buying more.
The electrician told me that the new wiring between the 2 lights is $10 worth of materials, add the new socket, clamps, what have you, plus his hourly rate (no idea, but the HM gets $40), I'll estimate this job to be at least a $50 repair. The electrician was here one hour.