[MENTION=56361]iRub1Out[/MENTION] & Billinvic etc, I'm very pleased with your willingness to help trouble shoot and share advice and acquired knowledge, very thankful, but I'm done. I want my trouble free halogens back.
So, my advice to is not to DIY, but lesson learned, pay the professionals to do what they do best.
Billinvic, if I hadn't already spent the money attempting all this on my own, spent approx $550/600 through TRS with extra bulbs, shipping to canada etc... I would ask you to make me a retro,
I should know better! Running a masonry crew (bricklayers), you get what you pay for! You want to say couple hundred dollars labor on a fireplace? It will look like garbage in comparison. Why wouldn't I have realized that? Hmmm.