jambaloney here - more creepy halloween attic horror for you!!
this is a follow-up to hellhole - part 1: access to attic #1 .... after i was able to get in the original attic, the first thing i needed was a light up there. there was no way i was going to build a floor with flashlights...round up the usual suspects... materials and a small snow shovel:
here you can get a view of the electrical kit up close, insulated pliers, screwdrivers etc.
we got them all @ Canadian Tire when on sale for 60-70 %off !!
(for our international viewers, Canadian Tire is "IT" for tools, their Mastercraft line is top notch and the weekly sale flyer has great bargains... not measly 10% like Home Depot. If you are looking for a tool, you just wait, eventually you can get it for a HUGE discount!!)
this light in the kitchen is in the way of the future (now installed) attic stairs. so i am going to use it as an attic light to use the existing switch in the kitchen and of course to reuse the light box:
turn off breaker # 14:
as you can see, some of the current breakers are bit overloaded, later project... i have highlighted the target in red:
okay, we are in attic #1 with the tools - max head clearance is 5 feet, i am 5' 7". notice current wiring sneaking in and out of the insulation:
i'll bet you wondered what the small snow shovel was for... to move insulation - what fun!!!
the pics suck from here on in as the insulation dust screwed with the flash, but in that mess you see, i have cleared away the light receptacle for re-wiring:
so after installation and when the dust settled - you can see a coil of wire that leads off to the right and some yellow duct tape holding a board in place over the existing hole to keep dust etc. out of the kitchen:
ta-dah!!! - a light in the attic switched on and off from the kitchen:
site of former kitchen light:
special added bonus - that WAS my yoghurt, ya snooze, ya lose!!
thanks for dropping in and feeling the pain of the gonzo handyman!! this horror story isn't over yet....no, not by a long shot!