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    #16
    Ok, Here's the deal.

    Telephoto lens might cost more than fiber optic camera, and trenching. ?

    I did just pick up a pair of column lights for $50 so I will share the exact dimensions for anyone who might want to know.
    Side bar: The wife says they are ugly. While I don't disagree, they were only $50 instead of $500 for new ones.

    Here is one of our lovely semi-new lights:Click image for larger version

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    Here is the base:Click image for larger version

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    Here is exact measurements:Click image for larger version

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    Yes, you have to use a 4" pancake box because at the edges there is very little room.

    Also the fixture wires hang from bottom of light and there is no internal hub or box.
    John,

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      #17
      Well I would never had thought to use MC in a post like that. We always use 3/4" pvc as a slleeve or for direct piping
      They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
      She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
      I can't help it if I'm lucky

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        #18
        Originally posted by S'mise View Post
        The wife says they are ugly. While I don't disagree, they were only $50 instead of $500 for new ones.
        If your wife doesn't like them I fairly sure it's going to cost you more than $50.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Coppersmith View Post
          If your wife doesn't like them I fairly sure it's going to cost you more than $50.
          She said Ok, you won this one, but I win the next one.

          Yes, It'll definitely cost me much more.

          But for $50 I have my answer and can now proceed to ordering the stone cap.
          John,

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            #20
            Originally posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
            Well I would never had thought to use MC in a post like that. We always use 3/4" pvc as a slleeve or for direct piping
            Well in their defense, there is a receptacle outlet at the base. So I think they fed the column with uf and a mc whip that runs 3ft up the hollow chase inside the brick to the box for the light thats inbeded in concrete. (not the mc)
            This short piece of mc doesn't get wet other than humidity or a small amount of rain water that occasionally drips down from under the light fixture.

            Technically it's probably not code compliant because a brick column is not considered a structure is it?
            I would consider it a damp location but not a wet location. I've learned to overlook some minor deviation from the code over the years. Its certainly not worth ripping it all apart for something essentially fine the way it is.

            Btw, this was done 45 years ago when I was a young lad in short pants. I don't think they even had pvc conduit back then.
            John,

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              #21
              They didn't have mc 45 years ago. It is probably ac / bx cable
              They say I shot a man named Gray and took his wife to Italy
              She inherited a million bucks and when she died it came to me
              I can't help it if I'm lucky

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                #22
                Originally posted by Dennis Alwon View Post
                They didn't have mc 45 years ago. It is probably ac / bx cable
                Oh yeah. That's right. Well, it does have a separate egc so that's good. Wasn't BX 2 conductor using metal jacket as an egc?

                My problem at this point is sourcing the stone cap because its not a standard size. One place quoted me over $500 a piece for ustom cut limestone.

                I may have to make them myself out of concrete.
                John,

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by S'mise View Post

                  I may have to make them myself out of concrete.
                  I would.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by oldsparky52 View Post
                    I would.
                    And it might better match the ugly lights on top.
                    John,

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