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#126055 - 03/20/03 10:15 PM The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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#126056 - 03/21/03 06:18 AM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 11/30/01
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Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
Hi Joe.
Amazing what some people will come up with.

Question; Is the insulation burnt where the connection is made to that keyless?

Mike (mamills)

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#126057 - 03/21/03 12:18 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 03/24/01
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Even the sheath looks cooked.

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#126058 - 03/21/03 12:28 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Probably plugging in 100-watt floodlights in there. I'm amazed the paint (or nowadays heatshrink label) on the coffee tin didn't get scorched.

The wire around the terminal screw closest to the front in the first picture is also wrapped backwards!

At least they added ventilation holes and a nice textured interior paint!!

I love the lack of cable clamps on the handi-box. And two cables jammed into one little hole.....niiice.

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#126059 - 03/21/03 12:56 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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I think Einstein was quoted as saying "There are two things that have no limit - the universe and human stupidity."
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#126060 - 03/24/03 11:10 AM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 08/08/02
Posts: 4
Loc: St. Louis, MO USA
I'll bet you after making these up and installing them, this fella sat back in his easy chair with a can of beer wearing a big grin on his face. Then maybe after finishing that beer, he turned that can into a make-shift switch box to control his coffee can lights! Any other garbage you guys seen turned into electrical products (just doing our part in recyling)? UL approval pending of course.

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#126061 - 03/24/03 11:33 AM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
The immortal sardine tin junction box and "bug juice" bottle "splice container" come to mind....although you might want to fill up the bottle with foam.

To hold it in place, ya dig?

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#126062 - 03/24/03 05:29 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
jdevlin Offline
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Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 402
Loc: welland ontario canada
I saw the end of one of those home improvment show last week where they had a light fixture in the kitchen using those metal hand held graters as hoods for a light fixture.

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#126063 - 03/24/03 05:58 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 46
Loc: Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
I just finished making some of those can lights, are you guys telling me that they would be illegal? Not to worry, i pop-rivted my ground wires to the can and electric taped the screws on the light fixture i inserted.. I'm thinking about adding water cooling for the can, what do you guys think?

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#126064 - 03/24/03 07:58 PM Re: The Case of the Classic Can Lights!
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Registered: 08/23/02
Posts: 142
Loc: WA
I find that Folger's cans work best. Mountain grown is further from ground potential.
bob

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