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    Enjoy! Compliments of a home in Pike County Pennsylvania.





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    She got a light out.

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    Nice open air conductors, no derating problems anyway

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    The dimmer seems to be anchored to wood.
    Is the box filled with drywall compound?
    Is there a box under there somewhere?
    Very creative.

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    What's the problem? You wanted ROMEX®, maybe?
    Last edited by Terry; 12-07-2011 at 10:52 AM.

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    That's funny... A somewhat fancy light fixture and a quite tacky looking wiring job!

    Usually the people who want the fancy stuff are very picky about wires being hidden, walls patched perfectly, etc.

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    I hope nobody mistakens it for a pull chain switch.
    Gabe

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    Somebody has already said it, but that really is a classy chandelier.

    Solid brass, probably Virginia and possibly Williamsburg.

    Sell the light to fix the switch.

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    That looks like a light fixture I purchased in 1985.

    It's been changed out since.

    You sure find the odd homes in your inspections.
    I can't imaging wiring in my house like that, what with Grandkids coming over and all.

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    oh come on terry....you dont look old enough to have "GrandKids". Anyway it always still amazes me when I see things homeowners will do.

    I will have to break out my camera here in Richmond,VA and let you all see some of the things I see......
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