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  1. #21
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    Doug that's what he's saying. I guess the question, from my stand point anyway, is how do you determine which fixture will get hot? I can certainly understand pot lights but what about a wall sconce or ceiling mount?
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    Re: old wires and new light fixtures

    I worked as an apprentice electrician for about 18 months about 9 years ago (broke my dominant thumb in an unrelated accident and then left the trade when it still hurt to use my side cutters months later).

    I don't know the Code, but I know what the journeymen told me to do and I spent days in attics putting in junction boxes 18-36" away from the existing light boxes. We would run 90 degree rated nm-b or nm90 from the light's box to the new junction, and splice to the old wires (anything stamped 1987 or older).

    Most new fixtures are clearly identified in the UL disclaimer area if they require this.


    All that said, I've replaced most the fixtures in my current house of a mid 50's vintage. The only jumps I installed was for the massive ceiling fan light and the pot lights.
    Last edited by Dave in Edmonton; 08-02-2012 at 12:58 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in Edmonton View Post
    I worked as an electrician for about 18 months about 9 years ago.
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    I know it wasn't your intent in the slightest, but it really torques my gears when assume my title without the credentials..

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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Vibert View Post
    .....

    I know it wasn't your intent in the slightest, but it really torques my gears when assume my title without the credentials..
    I worked as an *apprentice* for a short time many years ago. (Should be more cognizant. I'm a P.Eng now - don't get me started on people using the title 'engineer'.)

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    I know of one electrician who had no problem with it. New install - old light fixture.
    It casts such lovely light on the walls (when it's been dusted - which is the only pain in the butt with this installation!)
    As to hitting my head on it, I tend not to get in and out of the tub in a poker straight position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by callee View Post
    that's better than these guys!
    That has to be a joke. Unbelievable.
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