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Spotlight Photo #106858
12/13/00 09:50 PM
12/13/00 09:50 PM
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Re: Spotlight Photo #106859
12/14/00 12:20 AM
12/14/00 12:20 AM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Posts: 3,902
Whatever that is in the upper right corner looks pretty interesting.

Anybody got any Ideas on what that is? [Linked Image]

Re: Spotlight Photo #106860
12/16/00 07:18 AM
12/16/00 07:18 AM
edmond  Offline
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Posts: 2
Definetly the work of a home owner, Wiring not supported, jacketing has been removed.and romex runs in front of the fixture. the right corner looks like someone tried to slip wires thru a small hole by removing the protective jackets

Re: Spotlight Photo #106861
12/16/00 12:04 PM
12/16/00 12:04 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Posts: 3,902

Hello! Well, we're not here to bash the Homeowner as some can be quite capable. But it is not the work of a Professional by any definition. [Linked Image]

Re: Spotlight Photo #106862
12/20/00 07:04 PM
12/20/00 07:04 PM
sparky  Offline
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Posts: 5,360
It's the work of terrorists, the bulb's filled with the swat team!

Re: Spotlight Photo #106863
12/20/00 10:19 PM
12/20/00 10:19 PM
Scott35  Offline

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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,708
Anaheim, CA. USA
Or, it's the work of the Anti-Electricians!! [love that message, Sparky!!].


I think I can see where you are going with the question about the upper right corner.
In other words, I can smell the Insulation burning from here !!!

Sure is an elaborate installation, though. I see 3 wiring methods at that 4/0 box. The little flex stub, the Romex and what appears to be an orange extention cord.

I feel sorry for the poor fixture and motion detector! [Linked Image] Looks like the plywood is the next thing to feel sorry for [when it begins to glow and smoke ~:-O].


Scott " 35 " Thompson
Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Spotlight Photo #106864
12/29/00 08:05 AM
12/29/00 08:05 AM
LNP&S  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 9
Colebrook, NH
Looks like the unit was removed from a previous installation, nailed to the joist and connected to the romex - free air splice I guess you might call it. Almost looks like that upper nail goes right through the romex doesn't it? Guess they had to secure it within 12" of the box somehow. Do have to wonder what they have hanging from the lampholder by that wire - side of beef??

Re: Spotlight Photo [Re: LNP&S] #189245
09/26/09 01:27 AM
09/26/09 01:27 AM
crselectric  Offline
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 136
albany, ca
looks like a temporary attic light to me, isnt that blown insulation? havent you left some thing behind before. c

Re: Spotlight Photo [Re: crselectric] #189246
09/26/09 01:36 AM
09/26/09 01:36 AM
Lostazhell  Offline
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,431
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
that looks like a stucco wall and maybe the roof of a patio... and a fire waiting to happen.

Re: Spotlight Photo [Re: Lostazhell] #189252
09/26/09 08:24 PM
09/26/09 08:24 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 882
Bad electrical "work" & stucco job does not look much better, but one could blame the carpenter on their placement of the freeze block.

The light looks salvaged from a dumpster IMO.

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