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Old 11-26-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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I don't remember seeing these before
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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Looks like it was back in the days when men wired things.
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Never saw a square on either. Is the black pipe an old gas line coming into it?
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Never saw a square on either. Is the black pipe an old gas line coming into it?
I suspected it to be, house built 1900 or probably earlier, gas sconces and 1 overhead were still connected before remodel

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The old hospital I remodeled a couple years ago had one broken one I found in the attic. Now I know what it looked like.. All the old black pipe was still in place and I used it.. I had to make a few trim plates, but it worked out well.
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I've seen square base porcelain on wood molding which held the wires.
Look at page five on THIS LINK
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That's a type E conduit body and there were a variety of fittings to go on them. Can't remember the brand right off. The bulbous conduit body is the giveaway to the brand, but I can't come up with it at the moment. Maybe H&H. I forget.
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Rigid electrical conduit used to be black. I have seen a lot of it in houses built before the 1930's
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I've seen square base porcelain on wood molding which held the wires.
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You or someone else posted this link a few years ago. that put me on a quest to find some of that wood wire mold. I finally found some. Grin



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