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Closet Light Issues #120792
05/04/05 11:29 AM
05/04/05 11:29 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 12:10 PM
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Well, the yellow push pins add a nice touch.


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Re: Closet Light Issues #120794
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Is that figure 8 "bell wire" or does it have an outer jacket?

Re: Closet Light Issues #120795
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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 03:06 PM
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Steve Miller  Offline
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But he has an energy saving bulb in it. Doesn't that make it ok?

Re: Closet Light Issues #120797
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LOVE THE THUMB TACK MOUNTING SYSTEM

Re: Closet Light Issues #120798
05/06/05 04:58 PM
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I remember those closet lights...

Re: Closet Light Issues #120799
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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 05:51 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 03:05 PM
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A flying splice would be the first photo without the box. Splices in the air.

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