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Old 02-13-2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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Jimmy, you missed the part where he said it was not his house!
I agree 100% that unqualified people should not be going around doing electrical work. In my area you must have a supervising electrical licence, same as a masters license, to be doing electrical work on your own. That isn't the case everywhere. I dont think Arizona even has an electrical license for example. I'm sure he's breaking the rules because most areas do require a license but there is that chance

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #17
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Jimmy, I agree.
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Old 02-15-2012, 10:15 PM   #18
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No, it was not my house. It was family. No, I'm clearly not a licensed electrician. I posted here with some preliminary questions about a small wiring job I was contemplating doing myself. That was my first mistake. I'd like to say I couldn't care less about all the comments, but with the exception of Jimmy, MitNotrof & joed, you all pissed me off. I've read myriad posts on this site and I've always gotten the impression that most of you really enjoy riding around on your licensed high horses, spending more time judging and ridiculing than actually helping. I was hoping I'd just misread the tone of all those messages but I guess not.
At any rate, I decided against the remodeling cans. I cut a hole in the effing roof and put in a skylight instead. No, I'm not a licensed contractor. I'm not a licensed plumber either, but that didn't stop me from replacing all the galvanized with copper in my house fifteen years ago. Thankfully this forum wasn't around then or I may not have tried to do it myself. Jimmy, MitNotrof & joed, keep up the helpful attitudes. The rest of you... Oh hell, I've spoken my mind. Now I really couldn't care less.

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not in all areas..... I have seen some very jacked up work that homeowners have done, as im sure the rest of the electricians have. One example comes to mind......... RG-59 coaxial cable running through a wall to a receptacle with a 1500 watt heater plugged in to it. I doubt the homeowners on this site are doing anything THAT bad (since they are doing research on here figuring out how to do it right) But i would still bet a good percentage of the homeowner electrical work on here would give me nightmares. Bottom line is that this guy is going to do the work, so we might as well help him to do the best and safest install he can do. Not all areas require an electrical license.



Cut the 14-2 and put a jbox in the attic. Unless you have a way to get some slack, you will have to put another jbox a few feet away, with a short chunk of cable running in between the two. Then you have a jbox you steal power from for your new lighting project
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No, it was not my house. It was family. No, I'm clearly not a licensed electrician. I posted here with some preliminary questions about a small wiring job I was contemplating doing myself. That was my first mistake. I'd like to say I couldn't care less about all the comments, but with the exception of Jimmy, MitNotrof & joed, you all pissed me off. I've read myriad posts on this site and I've always gotten the impression that most of you really enjoy riding around on your licensed high horses, spending more time judging and ridiculing than actually helping. I was hoping I'd just misread the tone of all those messages but I guess not.
At any rate, I decided against the remodeling cans. I cut a hole in the effing roof and put in a skylight instead. No, I'm not a licensed contractor. I'm not a licensed plumber either, but that didn't stop me from replacing all the galvanized with copper in my house fifteen years ago. Thankfully this forum wasn't around then or I may not have tried to do it myself. Jimmy, MitNotrof & joed, keep up the helpful attitudes. The rest of you... Oh hell, I've spoken my mind. Now I really couldn't care less.
I'll offer you some advice and whether you take it or not "I really couldn't care less" When you ask for advice expect to here it from all sides. And learn to take advice ESPECIALLY when you don't agree with it. It was said for a reason. Nobody here has any malice towards you, just trying to keep you from making a serious mistake by doing something that you shouldn't do. Has what you are planning to do been done before?....of course, and it will be done many more times. Is it the proper thing to do?...ABSOLUTELY NOT. But I've spoken my mind too.
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i find that most people on here are very helpful actually. dont get mad because they are 'on their liscencing horses" its their job
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At any rate, I decided against the remodeling cans. I cut a hole in the effing roof and put in a skylight instead. No, I'm not a licensed contractor. I'm not a licensed plumber either, but that didn't stop me from replacing all the galvanized with copper in my house fifteen years ago.
Why not post some pics. I'd LOVE to see how these came out.

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