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#200284 - 03/27/11 02:54 PM DIY Spot Light Installation  
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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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#200291 - 03/27/11 06:22 PM Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin]  
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Georgia USA
I have seen worse, at least they didnt just run romex up the wall to the light.


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

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.

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


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

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

#200412 - 03/31/11 10:23 AM Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin]  
trobb  Offline
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Posts: 110
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...

#200624 - 04/10/11 07:20 PM Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin]  
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Mayenne N. France
First rate bricklayer though.

Wood work but can't!

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

#200648 - 04/11/11 11:10 PM Re: DIY Spot Light Installation [Re: Admin]  
crselectric  Offline
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albany, ca
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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