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#106237 - 05/04/05 11:29 AM Closet Light Issues  
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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.

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#106238 - 05/04/05 12:10 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
electricman2  Offline
Joined: Nov 2003
Posts: 269
Thomasville, NC USA
Well, the yellow push pins add a nice touch.


#106239 - 05/04/05 08:00 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
gideonr  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 161
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Is that figure 8 "bell wire" or does it have an outer jacket?

#106240 - 05/05/05 03:02 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
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.

#106241 - 05/05/05 03:06 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
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Posts: 325
Loudoun Cty, VA
But he has an energy saving bulb in it. Doesn't that make it ok?

#106242 - 05/05/05 09:00 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
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Long Island, New York

#106243 - 05/06/05 04:58 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
DougW  Offline
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Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
I remember those closet lights...

#106244 - 05/06/05 05:03 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
chipmunk  Offline
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Posts: 144
Southampton, UK
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]

#106245 - 05/08/05 05:51 AM Re: Closet Light Issues  
kiwi  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 354
christchurch new zealand
Nice photos. Whats a "Flying Splice" ? ?

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

#106246 - 05/10/05 03:05 PM Re: Closet Light Issues  
Steve Miller  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 325
Loudoun Cty, VA
A flying splice would be the first photo without the box. Splices in the air.

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