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Old 07-11-2014, 06:30 AM  
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All electrical wiring devices are divided into indoor and outdoor use and these systems are indoor usage. Bathrooms are fine and should be to code and GFCI protected. You don’t need a plug with this stuff. They have extenders and such that bring the current boxes out away from the wall so the channel that holds the wires clips in. the only place you might have to get creative is with your light fixture it mounts to a box and I don’t know if you would want it spaced out or if the back of the fixture has enough depth to cover the box. If it does you might have to cut a notch in the side of the base for the track with a dermal tool or something.

You see this stuff a lot in condos where the ceiling is poured floor above and someone wants a ceiling fan or something. I have used it several time for adding a ceiling light off another where I couldn’t get in the ceiling.

It was just a thought anyway as you said you can’t open the walls.

Above all else get that short fixed if you are getting shocked! Nothing to mess around with.



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Old 07-11-2014, 02:12 PM  
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Thanks, Bud.
Its not the walls that are the main issue, its he attic access. I could open a small hole in the wall even though its not the ideal situation. I could probably even just cut the panel all around the vanity off and then caulk around when I put it back up and then put on some cove molding or something. The next homeowners will probably want to get rid of the paneling since its seen better days, but I've inexplicably grown fond of it. The problem is that I currently don't have a way to get in to my attic to run the wire to it.

I hope I'm making sense. I'm a bit braindead from having to deal with FedEx and their BS.



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Old 07-11-2014, 03:06 PM  
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I'm a bit braindead from having to deal with FedEx and their BS.
Try UPS.
When I tried to tell them what service I wanted they pretended not to understand and played a shell game with me that left me exhausted. Next time I will pretend to be mute and just point to what I want on a piece of paper, again and again if necessary.
Their marching orders must be upsell, upsell, upsell and I guess the same with the USPS.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:18 PM  
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I've had more trouble with FedEx ground than with UPS. But then, we became rather friendly with our old UPS driver. He would sometimes see us in town and say "Thank God!" and bring us a package or he would just stop to say "Hi" and ask how were were doing. He gave condolences when my father died. He also thanked us for letting him drop the packages off at a friend's house so he wouldn't have to drive out on our bumpy unpaved road. Sadly the friends no longer live at that house and they have a new driver.

Anyway, it turns out that the people in Lake Charles printed up a map sticker and stuck it on the package showing my address in the middle of an intersection somewhere that wasn't even in the right Parish (County) much less the right town. When I gave instructions to the driver and then to the people at his "base" they realized where the area was. I wasn't able to wait at home as I had to go pick up my housemate from work. So the driver called and my brother told him I was at Pizza Hut and described the car. While I was waiting for my friend to come out, an exhausted guy drenched in sweat walked up and said he was "the Fedex guy" and he had my package. When I saw the map I said "WTF? No wonder you got lost!"
I'm going to have to e-mail Fedex a map or something bc I don't know how they thought that my house was in Evangeline Parish. They couldn't have google mapped it?

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tell the fedex guy that the package is up in the attic, and once he's up there, maybe he can do the wiring for you.......

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ROTFL! I wish that would work.



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