i am a homeowner shopping for light fixtures that i will have installed. i
have not yet decided on the installer.
i have 3 ceiling light fixtures that i dislike. they are all the same and
are in the den, hallway & bathroom; they are 1 lamp units. all of the
fixtures that i like have 2 lamps. can i install a 2 lamp fixture in place
of a 1-lamp fixture? is it going to cost a lot? will i have to run \"2nd
lamp wiring?\" or, can i use existing wiring?
OR do you know of any sites that have attractive 1 lamp fixtures?
thank you for your time.
On Apr 19, 11:50 pm, butler.kristin_at_rocketmail_dot email@example.com
you can replace the light fixture without a problem, provided it will
fit the box, they can use existing wiring. they are best shopped for
locally so you can see what you are buying. for greatest selection go
to a lighting store, it will cost more than a big box store ut they
have a endless selection:)
** It's sort of in inside joke, as Haller looses him mind over K&T. The fact
is, you can't necessarily install any fixture anywhere and conform to Nec.
Many new fixtures will require the building wiring to be 90 degree
**Yes, but if the fixture has a tag that says something like: risk of fire,
do not install on wire with a temperature rating of less than 90 degrees.
Isn't the house inspector going to flag you at resale time, or how about
your insurance company not paying the claim when your house catches fire...
and I know you're an expert on K&T, but what about other types of
discontinued conductors like T, TW, RH. What should you do if you have that
in your walls?
Lots of people do, and they deny its difficult to impossible to get
homeowners insurance with K&T. no homeowners insurance means no one
can buy your home unless they pay cash and never have homeowners
just the other night my best friend whos home is K&T discovered a
connection in the basement buzzing and smoking. he resoldered it.
he is 80 and says let the next owner take care of it.
he tried changing homeowners insurance company to save money, no one
will sell him a policy because of the K&T
FIRST OF ALL THE OP HASNT SAID A WORD ABOUT HOW OLD HER HOUSE IS,
SECOND OF ALL "THAT SUCKS" UPGRADES SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN SUCH CASES.
I'D TEAR IT ALL DOWN ASAP AND REWIRE THE ENTIRE DWELLING.
**Maybe you have the ability and resources to do that. Not everyone is in
such a position. Personally, I would leave judgment of wiring types and
systems to those who know something about them. Having an antiquated wiring
type, isn't in and of itself, a hazard.
On Apr 19, 8:50 pm, butler.kristin_at_rocketmail_dot firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry for the hostile reception from some AHR "regulars".
It appears that you post came to AHR from HomeOwnersHub..... a
parasitic website that uses content generated by the members of AHR to
make money. In other words (IMO) by plagiarizing content &
The content & format of your post gives the impression of "trolling".
The readability of your post is poor (at best). Smartphone?
Some of your questions can be answered by our group some cannot.
Not knowing the specifics of your installation (cant seen it from my
1) yes you can substitute a 2 bulb fixture for a 1 bulb fixture
2) cost is a strong function of location & existing
installation ......New York or Fresno?
Installation could be as cheap as $75 or as much as $300. ..... just
WAG (wild ass guess)
3) barring the very unusual, no new wiring will be needed.
4) AHR (alt.home.repair) is not a buying or decorating service BUT
Home Depot has a pretty crappy selection but cheap
http://www.thegreatindoors.com has better & more interesting stuff
http://www.rejuvenation.com/ has very nice stuff; good quality (brass
& well finished) but EXPENSIVE
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