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Sell or lamp
Poll ended at Fri May 01, 2020 4:33 pm
Sell 42%  42%  [ 5 ]
Lamp 58%  58%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 12
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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:13 pm 
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lensmansteve wrote:
Fabulosa! Very 1930's Deco, maybe Bauhaus- or it would be without the Fatty logos! Nice base, good stability's very important with lamps..
Nice work! And one man's boring is surely another man's deLIGHT..



Super fatty, got to give it its due


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:35 pm 
Old School Hero

Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:14 pm
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Location: Colchester, Essex
Apologies, but there's not much that's both super and fat. I'm super skinny, but I don't have tattoos that boast about it..
Anyway, what LGF said about our mains is of course right. The third conductor is straight to earth, usually to a nearby earth spike. Do you use RCCBs? If not, a metallic lamp could be a danger (as if there's not enough of that around already..) Worth the danger anyway, and yes I see the remote switch..


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:52 pm 
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lensmansteve wrote:
Apologies, but there's not much that's both super and fat. I'm super skinny, but I don't have tattoos that boast about it..
Anyway, what LGF said about our mains is of course right. The third conductor is straight to earth, usually to a nearby earth spike. Do you use RCCBs? If not, a metallic lamp could be a danger (as if there's not enough of that around already..) Worth the danger anyway, and yes I see the remote switch..


Lamps are two wire, no “earth ground”... stuff with earth grounds are dangerous stuff that pull max amps on circuit. Like Saws and the like. The 110 2 wire lamps usually aren’t dangerous Even if they short out. Wires usually melt on inside of case, puffs smoke or trips breaker. Light fixtures hardwired into the wall have the extra ground... they’re dangerous if something goes haywire


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:03 pm 
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:14 pm
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Location: Colchester, Essex
Stop, you're giving me nightmares with your tales of smouldering wires, I can almost smell the burning insulation..
Have you seen the David Lynch film Eraserhead? There's much amiss in the wiring of the apartment block in that too..


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:44 pm 
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I like lamps. Bent steer tube on this one.


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:33 pm 
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lensmansteve wrote:
Stop, you're giving me nightmares with your tales of smouldering wires, I can almost smell the burning insulation..
Have you seen the David Lynch film Eraserhead? There's much amiss in the wiring of the apartment block in that too..


We do lots of repairs, most break in a handful of possibilities but some oddities come in. Had one that the house was hit by lightning and the lightning went through lamp. Melted all the metal but the ceramic was fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:40 pm 
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eshew wrote:
I like lamps. Bent steer tube on this one.


Cool, it would be neat to put threaded rod into brake line stop. 1/4 27 tpi is thread on rod


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 Post subject: Re: Sell or make a lamp?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 am 
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Joined: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:14 pm
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Location: Colchester, Essex
Yus. Re the lightning strike, a good earth spike and associated wiring might have saved the lamp, and a fair bit of damage generally. Maybe not. The house opposite mine got struck a few years ago. It knocked over the chimney stack, and a few tons of brick fell through the house. No serious injuries - lucky lucky..


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