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DIY Spot Light Installation #200284 03/27/11 02:54 PM
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These pictures shows a homeowners attempt to install a new spot light on the side of the house up higher than the original light fixture.

It also shows a motion sensor and plumbing pipe being used to get the wire into the new electrical box.

Last but not least the surface mounted box that the light is attached to wasn't rated for a wet location.


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Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200291 03/27/11 06:22 PM
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wire_twister Offline
I have seen worse, at least they didnt just run romex up the wall to the light.


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Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200297 03/27/11 10:15 PM
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harold endean Offline

We don't know what is inside that plastic pipe. My guess would be a piece of RX wire. However without opening it up we would be guessing.

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200318 03/28/11 04:02 PM
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HotLine1 Offline
Cute. I'm starting a collection of 'great' installs also.

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: harold endean] #200320 03/28/11 05:26 PM
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LarryC Offline
As far as wiring, my money is on speaker wire.

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200325 03/28/11 09:34 PM
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kale Offline
At least the plumbing pipe is rated for a 'wet location'.

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200412 03/31/11 10:23 AM
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trobb Offline
Geeze, how hard is it to go to "Orange Town" and get some LFMC and fittings? Just a few aisles away from plumbing...

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200624 04/10/11 07:20 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
First rate bricklayer though.

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Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Alan Belson] #200641 04/11/11 05:42 PM
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Texas_Ranger Offline
Assuming it's actually brick and not some kind of cardboard brick veneer...

Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200648 04/11/11 11:10 PM
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crselectric Offline
Looks like the brick below is new and the verticle laid row above is original(older) so I wonder how the box was extended through new brick from what looks like original sconce placement..looks remuddled to me, chris


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