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Old 09-26-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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DIY hood wiring

This has been my first big DIY project. The hood is for a 20g long. I just completed it today, not painted or anything yet. Its made out of 1x4s and a 1x6. I used a hand saw and a protractor (hey it worked) I bought a replacement lamp cord for the 24" shop light thats going in there. I have a 24" strip light. Can I cut the cord of the strip light and wire the shop light and strip light to the lamp cord that I would cut off. Instead of having 2 seprate cords for 2 lights.

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yes. Just be sure the splice is water tight so condensation doesn't build up and cause a short.

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well, in my opinion..
if the lamp cord has 2 prongs on the end, and the shoplight has 3 prongs (most do) then no you couldn't, instead you should splice a 3prong cord to the shoplight so to keep the ground in good working order, or fire could result if something goes wrong later down the road.
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