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Old 08-28-2012, 06:57 PM   #16
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Here is the result after a 8 hr burn in. Brighter than trhe surface of the sun! I left room for another strip but if I put one in I'll need to work with sunglasses. Thanx, all.


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But what the hell is on the door?
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But what the hell is on the door?

Wow I missed that...looks like vanity light bars????
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the bulbs only pinch into the contacts as you turn them,do us a favor and tie some white string around the bulbs in place just couple of inches from the ends.that garage door and whats going on above that light could loosen the bulb and baaaaaaaaboom looks neat and clean
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the bulbs only pinch into the contacts as you turn them,do us a favor and tie some white string around the bulbs in place just couple of inches from the ends.that garage door and whats going on above that light could loosen the bulb and baaaaaaaaboom looks neat and clean
What?? Speak in the understandable sentences.
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No way, no how are those lights on the door allowed.
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The poster must work on cars a lot. Those door lights would cast light on the engine compartment with the hood up.
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But what the hell is on the door?
Fluorescent light on garage door?
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What are yall talkin about? I can't see a thing. I've been blinded.
No prob, hammer, I can read understandable sentences. biggles wants some kinda support under the bulbs in case they twist out of their contacts and faw down go boom. See understand that was easy how to? He suggests some slings of string at each end of the tubes. Whatcha do, putt is get some string or wire and...hmm..I think this is where I came in. Why'dja take them slings down? Mebbee theres an official cover for that fixture.
allowed or not, Mo, as long as the wiring is clamped at stress points and up outta the way it seems to be working. Uh, speakin of that. putt, is that romex droopin down behind that new light? At least unallowably fasten it up with insulated staples and poke the slack through the ceiling.
Good job, and just look at my sun tan!
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I have a new camera, click on the pic and see it it starts a video of the door workings.

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The lamp cord to the door is threaded through an eyelet right above the door. At all the other points it is secured.
NotMrJohn, that is just a loose fixture wire, I had not installed the cover to the fluorescent box when I took the pic.

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It worked, the video and the door. Keep an eye on the wire at the eye and other places where there is rubbing. Make sure insulation don't get eroded.
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The devil's advocate in me says that when the garage starts on fire, and when the insurance inspector shows up, he / she will say "What the hell were you thinking???" That is a very unsafe installation. If you absolutely have to have lights on the door why not just run a cord to it when you need it? You are asking for trouble.
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The devil's advocate in me says that when the garage starts on fire, and when the insurance inspector shows up, he / she will say "What the hell were you thinking???" That is a very unsafe installation. If you absolutely have to have lights on the door why not just run a cord to it when you need it? You are asking for trouble.

Probably a better chance of hitting the Powerball than all those above WHEN's happening. Even in that scenario why would an insurance company not consider that a covered peril?
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... why would an insurance company not consider that a covered peril?
You never had to file an insurance claim didja, hammer? Or read the fine print regarding "modifications," "policy holder's actions," and such in the contract?

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