DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Electrical and Wiring > flickering lights in one room

Help Support House Repair Talk by donating using the link above.
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-08-2007, 07:07 PM  
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007
Location: huntington
Posts: 274
Default flickering lights in one room

I have a bathroom that I just realized the lights flicker... now before this, I had had the electric on in that room maybe 10 minutes, and I thought that the light was bad becuase it went off, but then I plugged in a floor lamp in there so I could see and the floor lamp flickered, I immediately turned the breaker off and have not turned it back on.... my initial thinking is that possibly a wire is loose, but then, I was wondering.... if the ceiling light and the outlet both flicker.... is it something more? Now, I am going to check both the light switch and the outlet on Thursday, I work the next three days and just dont have the time... everyone here knows to not bother the breaker box. Lets just pretend that everything is fine with the switch and outlet, what would I check next? It is a ceiling light, could they share electricity in the ceiling and something be loose? ( I dont have a full understanding of where things are joined together inside the walls), Can I turn off the main power breaker and take that breaker out and check to see if something is loose there, or am a thinking incorrectly?

Now, to complicate this situation, the half bathroom behind this bathroom is where the roof had leaked through the ceiling (please see gallery photos), there are no stain marks in the bathroom that I am questioning and because of the leak, I have not attempted to use electricity and that breaker is currently off also, (I didnt want to cause myself undo problems). So, if all things look good at the switch, outlet and breaker.... I am thinking that I should go into the attic and look at the wiring, is that correct? I know that this post has had alot of questions... but if you could please try and answer each one either individually or collectively, I would appreciate it bunches!!!!!

shan2themax is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2007, 09:53 PM  
Square Eye
Senior Member
Square Eye's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 1,273
Liked 10 Times on 7 Posts


Roof leaks can lead to corrosion of the wires. This can have the effect you described. The problem may be in the junction boxes at the ceiling lights.

Square Eye is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Flickering lights when water cooler plugged in macd0170 Electrical and Wiring 14 01-07-2016 05:48 PM
Flickering lights koolcat Electrical and Wiring 5 09-23-2015 01:41 PM
Outlets and dining room lights don't work NewEnglandCamper Electrical and Wiring 14 12-03-2011 08:13 PM
flickering lights restez1963 Electrical and Wiring 14 07-10-2011 11:23 AM
My lights are flickering! Roscoe Electrical and Wiring 4 11-20-2006 06:45 PM

Newest Threads