Pool light not repaired correctly

Thethreetheory77

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Apr 8, 2020
65
Longwood, Florida
My pool light fell out and a repairman came and put it back in. This does not look like he did a very good job- it has a gap all the way around it! Can someone chime in on this? I don’t want to pay for this work. What will happen with it not sealed right?
 

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George Whitzel

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Jul 23, 2017
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San jose, california
It is OK to have a very small gap where the pool light meets the wall as the light actually needs to be cooled by water surrounding it. What is important is that the light is securely fastened to the wall and that the top screw is attached to the post in the wall niche for proper grounding of the light to prevent potential shock
 
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Thethreetheory77

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Apr 8, 2020
65
Longwood, Florida
It is OK to have a very small gap where the pool light meets the wall as the light actually needs to be cooled by water surrounding it. What is important is that the light is securely fastened to the wall and that the top screw is attached to the post in the wall niche for proper grounding of the light to prevent potential shock
It doesn’t look like it’s screwed in. He said the niche was broke so he wrapped the wires and pulled it in?
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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I’m calling another company to check the work.
Eek. Hopefully it’s safe and just sloppy. Do not trust it for one second until you know better. If you have a circuit breaker just for that, turn it off as a backup that nobody turns it on.
 

guinness

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May 3, 2019
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California
Below is a video showing you what a wet niche looks like. If you look closely there is a tab at the bottom that holds the bottom of the light and then you screw the light in at the top. If the top part is broken you can use Light Wedge to keep the light in place. As said above, a slight gap between the pool wall and light isn't a problem.

 

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