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DIY Spot Light Installation #200284
03/27/11 02:54 PM
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.

Harold


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Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin] #200291
03/27/11 06:22 PM
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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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Twister,

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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Harold:
Cute. I'm starting a collection of 'great' installs also.


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Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: harold endean] #200320
03/28/11 05:26 PM
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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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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
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Iowa City, IA
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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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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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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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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