Need Help With Exit Sign

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  1. Glenise

    Glenise Supporting Actor

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    My installer just installed this exit sign.
    http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...ceffdfgidgml.0
    Here's my problem:
    I had him hook an on/off wall switch to it.
    I don't want the exit sign to be on when no one is in the theater if possible.
    The reason I ask is because when turning the on/off switch off, a fuse turns off in the fuse box.
    My installer has tried two different fuses, a 15 amp and 20 amp.
    Is this exit sign meant to not have an on/off wall switch connected to it?
    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Bill Fletcher

    Bill Fletcher Stunt Coordinator

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    Sounds like you have a wiring problem. There is no reason you that you shouldn't put a switch on the exit light and there is no reason that it should need a fuse anywhere near as big as 20 amps.

    Bill
     
  3. ScottFauque

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    That sign must put out some serious light...you need probably need a 30 amp fuse or heck just a penny. I'm only kidding!!! (obviously)
    It does indeed sound like a wiring problem. As a modest electrican, I would put a 3-prong outlet on it then use a circuit tester to do an inital check...this after you looked at the wiring yourself and rationalized that it is set up correctly.
     
  4. Glenise

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    My electrician found out that the wall on/off switch was bad!
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  5. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    [​IMG] It always amazes me how the simplest parts malfunction. I mean, it's a switch... it has one moving part... how can that design not be perfect by now?
    It's like those cheap D-cell flashlights... why do you have to whack 'em to get them to work half the time? It is the simplest design.. 2 batteries and a switch.. what could go wrong in there?
     

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