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Closet Light Issues #120792 05/04/05 10:29 AM
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found this "homeowner upgrade" on a recent job that I did. These were taken in a walk-in closet in a child's bedroom!

1. The original pull chain fixture had been removed, and the lamp cord was attached with a flying splice.

2. The replacement "fixture" was mounted to the door frame with a push pin!

3. The lamp cord ran unsupported across the ceiling from the box to the door frame "fixture", where the light was activated by the opening and closing of the closet door.

Enjoy!
Maura.
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Re: Closet Light Issues #120793 05/04/05 11:10 AM
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Well, the yellow push pins add a nice touch.


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Is that figure 8 "bell wire" or does it have an outer jacket?

Re: Closet Light Issues #120795 05/05/05 02:02 PM
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It looks like zipcord to me. Is that a scorch mark on it in the second photo?

The connections into the red wirenut don't look very good either.

Re: Closet Light Issues #120796 05/05/05 02:06 PM
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But he has an energy saving bulb in it. Doesn't that make it ok?

Re: Closet Light Issues #120797 05/05/05 08:00 PM
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LOVE THE THUMB TACK MOUNTING SYSTEM

Re: Closet Light Issues #120798 05/06/05 03:58 PM
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I remember those closet lights...

Re: Closet Light Issues #120799 05/06/05 04:03 PM
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My eyes may be deceiving me, but it looks like at least the perpetrator..err homeowner got the identified conductor on the neutral [Linked Image]

Re: Closet Light Issues #120800 05/08/05 04:51 AM
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Nice photos. Whats a "Flying Splice" ? ?

Is that a "Flying Splice" in the first photo??

Re: Closet Light Issues #120801 05/10/05 02:05 PM
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A flying splice would be the first photo without the box. Splices in the air.

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