.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

This Old Crack House

From log house to farmhouse. Farmhouse to townhouse. Townhouse to apartment house. Apartment house to crack house. Crack house to our house. Our house to our home.

Free JavaScripts provided
by The JavaScript Source

Friday, December 15, 2006

Let There Be Light!

Now here is a first! This room has never had a ceiling light, ever! Years ago, when I replaced the roof, I ran a length of BMX cable across the brick wall that divides these rooms on the 2nd floor since the attic above this room has no access to it and dropped it into a hole that I made in the center of the ceiling. I hooked up the wire but capped the ends so I wouldn't get shocked if I decided to hold a screwdriver above my head as I walked through this room. Since I am working in the room next door and it gets dark early, I need a light in this room in order that I can find the stairs without walking into the worlds heaviest bath tub which has migrated into this room now and is that much closer to going down the stairs. So I rigged this up;



No switch yet. This is one of those lights that you turn on with a twist of the bulb. Turning it off requires that you own a pair of heat resistant gloves!

So, this weeks quiz is "How many of you readers have one just like it in YOUR house?"

6 Comments:

At 12/15/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger John said...

We have seven but with switches.

 
At 12/15/2006 4:14 PM, Anonymous Patricia W. said...

I have several in my closets where the pull chain has long ago been yanked out. Under each one I usually have an old detergent bucket I can stand on, or sometimes I climb the shelves like a monkey...

 
At 12/15/2006 6:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We've got a few like that, even down to the ground bent up out of the way just like yours :)

 
At 12/16/2006 11:35 AM, Blogger Jodi said...

Ummm, we have way more than one. Temporary fixtures that have become more permanent ones. :)

 
At 12/19/2006 10:10 AM, Blogger kdogg said...

The first floor of the 1884 house I live had gas light from the get go. Then they tore up the wood floors on the second story to run the electrical for the first floor and covered it with carpet. Then when they ran plumbing for the second floor's new bathroom and tore up the plaster ceiling, they dropped the ceiling to cover it up on the first floor and ran plugs to the old chandeliers to the fluorescent housing.

Drop ceilings in a rental sometimes yield interesting stashes...

 
At 12/30/2006 4:30 PM, Anonymous mindy said...

We have 7 currently, but they all have switches thank god. No burned fingertips ;) At about $3 apiece for those plastic rings, you can't beat the price.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home