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Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119153
12/07/04 11:16 PM
12/07/04 11:16 PM
Admin  Offline
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Posts: 3,482
Was this a plumber doing electric work?

Who do I call to get this fixed?

- Jim M
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Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119154
12/07/04 11:45 PM
12/07/04 11:45 PM
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
Hope that fixture's rated for Hazardous Atmospheres... [Linked Image]

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119155
12/08/04 01:24 AM
12/08/04 01:24 AM
kiwi  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 354
christchurch new zealand
OMG is that the toilet breather pipe ?? Or is that pipe and elbow just a means of mounting the security light fixture ? ?

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119156
12/08/04 02:43 PM
12/08/04 02:43 PM
slumlordworker  Offline
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 84
south bend indiana
that looks a little ***** tome

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119157
12/08/04 05:42 PM
12/08/04 05:42 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
That's a liitle strange.
Thanks for the Pic, Jim!. [Linked Image]
I'd just like to ask how the gases that are supposed to get out of that vent pipe, escape?.

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119158
12/09/04 06:58 PM
12/09/04 06:58 PM
BElder  Offline
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 51
Paradise, CA. U.S.A.
I dont think its a vent if it was it would probably be black ABS PIPING Please Note (PROBABLY) you never know

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119159
12/09/04 10:22 PM
12/09/04 10:22 PM
NORCAL  Offline
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 876
Where you are located will decide if the DWV piping is ABS or PVC.

Re: Lights Dim When I Flush ... #119160
12/11/04 07:24 AM
12/11/04 07:24 AM
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,264
Fullerton, CA USA
I'm curious if the other end of the wiring comes up out of their toilet, lavatory, or shower.

Personally, I'd pull it up through the washing machine drain to make for a neater installation [Linked Image]

Maybe this is just a new twist on the old M80-down-the-porta-potty-vent trick?
Visitor comes while homeowner is "taking care of business".
Motion detector "sees" visitor, and makes.
Resulting spark ignites methane gas in drainage system.
Visitor waits 10 min after ringing doorbell while occupant takes a very necessary shower.

[This message has been edited by electure (edited 12-11-2004).]


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