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#123831 - 05/13/06 07:41 AM Light in a tree
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Photo and info submitted by Alan Nadon:

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This is one that relates to electrical equipment supported by
vegetation.
Technically it is not a violation.




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#123832 - 05/13/06 09:41 AM Re: Light in a tree
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I'm guessing it's been up there for a while.
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#123833 - 05/14/06 02:43 PM Re: Light in a tree
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Just what us woodworkers dread- bits of hidden metal buried for decades in a tree trunk, to be revealed by a snapped saw-chain when cutting firewood- [ boy, do they fly! ] or a set of precision planer blades exploding in your face. A couple of months ago I was planing some sycamore and as the piece disappeared into the thicknesser I caught a glint of metal. Argh! Too late to stop the machine, I dodged to one side but nothing happened! Inspection of the piece revealed 3 beautifully planed 9mm lead bullets!
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#123834 - 05/14/06 02:55 PM Re: Light in a tree
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About $50.00 to $90.00

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#123835 - 05/14/06 03:14 PM Re: Light in a tree
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I wonder if it still works ??

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#123836 - 05/15/06 04:02 AM Re: Light in a tree
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That looks like a RAB. But normally the post holding the light fixture itself is bent at a 90ยบ angle. Obviously, it's been 'modified' for use on the tree.

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#123837 - 05/15/06 08:10 AM Re: Light in a tree
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The light was still working but, the indoor NM cable was completely surrounded by the tree growth.
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#123838 - 05/15/06 09:38 AM Re: Light in a tree
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Loc: Holland, MI USA
410.16 (H) Trees....

I saw alot of this in Hawaii. I'm surprised someone doesn't make an eco-friendly tree screw made from plastic....friendly to the tree and chainsaw.

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#123839 - 05/24/06 08:06 AM Re: Light in a tree
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Loc: Sebring FL USA
Yes I would say that it has been there a long time too.

My next door neighbor has a similar setup, a square sodium light hanging from a pine tree, with the electrical cable hanging into the air and a plug which plugs into a floodlight on his house.

The light has been there probably 20 years and it still works and is slowly falling apart. The new owner who bought the house 6 years ago is a contractor and has left it just like it was.
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Another neighbor had old light wires grown into her trees that she cut out with a knife. And some trees in my yard had ceramic ring like insulators in them.

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#123840 - 06/13/06 10:54 PM Re: Light in a tree
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True symbiosis!
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