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#107121 - 12/07/04 08:16 PM Lights Dim When I Flush ...
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Was this a plumber doing electric work?

Who do I call to get this fixed?

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#107122 - 12/07/04 08:45 PM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Hope that fixture's rated for Hazardous Atmospheres...

#107123 - 12/07/04 10:24 PM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
kiwi Offline

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 347
Loc: christchurch new zealand
OMG is that the toilet breather pipe ?? Or is that pipe and elbow just a means of mounting the security light fixture ? ?

#107124 - 12/08/04 11:43 AM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
slumlordworker Offline

Registered: 12/20/03
Posts: 88
Loc: south bend indiana
that looks a little shi%y tome

#107125 - 12/08/04 02:42 PM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
That's a liitle strange.
Thanks for the Pic, Jim!.
I'd just like to ask how the gases that are supposed to get out of that vent pipe, escape?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#107126 - 12/09/04 03:58 PM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
BElder Offline

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 52
Loc: Paradise, CA. U.S.A.
I dont think its a vent if it was it would probably be black ABS PIPING Please Note (PROBABLY) you never know

#107127 - 12/09/04 07:22 PM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 805
Where you are located will decide if the DWV piping is ABS or PVC.

#107128 - 12/11/04 04:24 AM Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ...
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
I'm curious if the other end of the wiring comes up out of their toilet, lavatory, or shower.

Personally, I'd pull it up through the washing machine drain to make for a neater installation

Maybe this is just a new twist on the old M80-down-the-porta-potty-vent trick?
Visitor comes while homeowner is "taking care of business".
Motion detector "sees" visitor, and makes.
Resulting spark ignites methane gas in drainage system.
Visitor waits 10 min after ringing doorbell while occupant takes a very necessary shower.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 12-11-2004).]


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