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A. Spruce
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question
kentvw wrote:

Sprucester!!! You party pooper! We are looking for a post top light fixture in this thread. You could help ya know! :D

You know me, always the troublemaker ... ;) :p

Promethyl wrote:

It's one of those things. Everyone on my block has one, and they're starting to ask questions. At it's relatively low cost, I'd just presume find one I love and get one.

I didn't mean to imply that you shouldn't get one, by any means, particularly if you really like this fixture. Silly question, though, have you asked where everyone else got theirs? If the builder put them in, why doesn't your house have one? Just curious.

As for finding one, if Kent can't locate it, I'd take a picture into local supply houses and see what they've got in their catalogs.

kentvw
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

Man, still think it's pretty darn close.

Whatcha think?

A. Spruce
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

Looks pretty darned good to me.

Promethyl
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

Yeah, it's perfect! Thank you. And it's even reasonably priced.

kentvw
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

Cool,

Just so you know, if in case you don't know already; The posts are a standard size. So if you wanted to you could get a post from your local home center and avoid some freight charges maybe.

Promethyl
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

I figured that was the case when I couldn't find the pipe dimensions. I found a reasonably priced pole, and shipping is free. A local hardware store would have the pole, I should check the price on that first before buying, but it's awfully convenient.

kentvw
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

Well see, it's work'n out.

Wonder....... Did you get a post with a photo cell in it?

Alrighty then, well, if you have anything else we can help you with, post back.

Promethyl
Re: Lamppost Do It Yourself Question

I did get the photocell since I plan to install it without a switch.

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