POOL LIGHT DANGERS: I recently found my pool light connection had come loose in the electrical box near our swimming pool. That electrical box looks like a simple electrical outlet plug-in and I didn't realize it had anything to do with the light. I reconnected the light wiring inside the outlet and got the light working. But after reading this, I'm turning it off at the switch box until a licensed electrician can look at it. Life is fragile. Every day is a gift.
The small air gaps around electrical boxes on exterior walls and ceilings leak more air than you might imagine. in fact, a mere 1/8-in. gap around just six ceiling boxes is the equivalent of cutting a 4-in. hole in your ceiling. think of the amount of heat you’d lose! when you combine that with the leaks around all the electrical boxes in outside walls in your house, it’s no wonder your house feels drafty.