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#115062 - 08/11/03 06:29 PM Fixture w/Clothes Line
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#115063 - 08/11/03 07:38 PM Re: Fixture w/Clothes Line
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If the wattage is high enough, this would enable one to dry clothes on the line (if the weather is inclement).

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#115064 - 08/12/03 02:55 PM Re: Fixture w/Clothes Line
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Regrettably, I have seen this many times in this area where I live, mostly in low income single family residences. The electrical installation (complete with a single 30a. fuse or breaker) usually amounts to nothing more than one of these fixtures in the ceiling of each room, and MAYBE one receptacle - usually not. In a residence I visited recently (on an EMS call) there were four extension cords connected to just such a fixture, each going to a separate corner of the room. I remember seeing a television, a couple of table lamps, a small window air conditioner, and another cord plugged in that went around the corner into another room. Why we have never made a fire call here is amazing.

Mike (mamills)

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