Old fixture had hole "eaten" through casing - maybe from a lightning strike 2 years ago. Light worked fine until about 4 months ago.
My guess, that's when it filled with water, blown light, of course.
So - fixture came out, no problem. Located Junction box, of course, it's 1" Schedule 80 PVC. Too costly to put in 1-1/2". Idiot pool builders.
Cut the wire in prep for pulling; there is the normal jacketed 4 conductor cable.
At the junction box, the 8 gauge bonding wire is shoved completely through the conduit together with the light cord! Is this normal - to run the bonding wire through the same conduit as the power cord and tie from junction box to sub panel? I thought the whole idea of a bonding wire was to go to ground, not back through the circuit/panel. To me, seems this bonding wire should go to copper ground stake.
Plumbers putty removed at both ends, should "pull" - ain't happening. I'm 6-8 and run 310 - no lack of strength - I pull any harder, it's gonna rip the wire.
Ideas I have:
Being solid core, I think the bonding wire might "pull" easier. Pull it out by itself (if I can). This "might" leave enough play to pull the new fixture wire with the old fixture wire. Of course, this necessitates a pull tape. Which maybe means just pull both wires...or....??????
Any suggestions appreciated. And, of course, the junction box is located at least 35' from the fixture, so I got a 100' replacement, which, of course, arrived with the lamp broken (new one should be here tomorrow).
Thank you and I am still annoyed in FL.