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Jim Conway Jim Conway is offline
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Default Lamp Post Electrical Wiring Question

Greetings! If I happen to cross my black/white wires (UF 12 gauge, 2
wire w/ground) when connecting the UF feed to my lamp, would the
breaker trip without the light turning on, or would the lamp light,
but then trip the breaker?

I have a situation where the lamp is lighting for ~ 1 second before it
trips the breaker....wiring looks OK. Underground short?