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113 mounted outside!!! (not)

113 mounted outside!!! (not)

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I am building an aviary in my backyard and so I figured I might as well mount a cobrahead on a yardblaster arm just for a picture. After I took this, this thing came back down (my mom really dislikes my hobby and won't let me set up anything like this) and went back into my storage. The arm doesn't seem to be able to support this very well (notice how much it is sagging) but that won't matter since I am going to use it to hang a bird feeder or wind spinner, not a light. This thing was barely cutting 7' in terms of how high it was since the post is put into the ground with concrete, which is too low for my preference. (I could easily touch the bottom from this height). I would love to mount it on the garage in the background where it would be about 15' high, but I don't have a large enough stepladder (no way am I using a leaning ladder lol), but that wouldn't be allowed either. I'm afraid I am going to have to wait until I can get my own place before I can put any lights outside.

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Manufacturer:American Electric
Model Reference:113
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Lamp Type:Mercury vapor

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Album name:Lumex120 / Outdoor lighting
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Date added:May 15, 2017
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May 15, 2017 at 08:07 PM Author: streetlight98
Looks nice. Yeah yardblaster arms aren't good for supported a lot of weight. The arm itself is actually OK but the bracket bends with weight. If you were to actually mount this permanently, sticking a wood block under the bracket where the arm is so that the back of the pipe is firmly against the wood will transfer some of the weight right onto the wood rather than focusing it all on the bracket. I would also use carriage bolts to replace the top two lag bolts (but lags are fine for the bottom two) to be absolutely sure nothing will rip out. I wouldn't mount more than a small cobrahead with a glass lens though because the arm itself is a thinner gauge than "real" street light arms so with too much weight and enough vibration, the arm could kink and fold downward. I'm talking about with a big 400W size light though.

It's a shame your mom doesn't respect your hobby. There are FAR worse things you could be doing. It's not like you're snorting coke or shooting up behind buildings, selling drugs, or murdering people... Lighting is a "different" hobby but it's harmless as long as you don't let it take complete control over your life and you stop leaving the house.

To resist is to piss in the wind, anyone who does will end up smelling.

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