We're fortunate in that our back porch is unfinished, which made running the new electrical a whole lot easier. Still, this wasn't going to be as simple as just running new wiring and installing the boxes and fixtures. We also needed to clean up some home improvement sins of the past. You know...things like pieced together extension cords used as permanent wiring and ground wires secured with drywall screws into wood.
|Two extension cords, taped together...|
|...and permanently attached to the existing fixture.|
|Why? We stopped asking that a long time ago.|
|New wiring tied into existing outlet, with proper clamping.|
|Wiring run to existing light fixture on rear of house,|
with proper stapling and grounding.
|Wire run from new light fixture, over and down to the new switch.|
|New switch, again with proper clamping and grounding.|
|The new dual halogen exterior fixture.|
|Before. Yes, this is an actual picture. |
I even had the camera set for "Night Shot" to capture all available light.
|After. Same picture, but with the new light turned on.|
Talk to you all again soon!