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mandcsmamadee

Don't know why, but the electricians who did our three bathrooms when our house was built put all the light boxes up near the ceiling. Am in the process of having them lowered and centered (no, they weren't centered either---weird) over the sinks. Wish I had caught that when the house was being built. Also, I bought new lights that can be pointed down. After 15 years I'll finally be able to see well in my bathrooms.

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mandcsmamadee : If your house was built in a development with a bunch of other houses chances are the electricians are just trying to wire these houses as fast as possible and the design details are overlooked . If this was a custom house and the design details were made available then the electrician should have taken the time to properly center the box and ask the builder or you about the height desired . In any case When I wire a house I always inquire about the placement of every light fixture and I think every electrical contractor should do the same . Lighting is one of the most elements in a house .

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Neptune Lighting Design, I think I have it figured out about the electrician. Now I remember that the experienced project manager broke his foot and a man who had never done it before took over temporarily when my house was being built. My son was having the same house built on the next street over. My daughter-in-law had started working for the builder and learned some things that she and my son passed on to me, such as cleaning up the job site before they bull-dozed all the junk under the yard. Also, the necessity to insulate for sound between the master bedroom and the next rooms. I did put in several change orders and I had to go to the house and show the novice about several details. But I didn't catch the lighting placement in the bathrooms. I did catch the wrong lighting configuration over the kitchen island. The novice in charge said, "Show me the change order". I walked two feet to the window alcove where it was taped to the window and showed him. This happened several times, but some things were not done according to the change orders because I couldn't be there every day to check on this clueless dude. The builder was high quality so I started working for them a year and a half after I moved in. By then I knew the lay of the land and knew what I should have done. The previous project manager had long been back and was sooooo in charge and paid attention to every little detail. If only he had been in charge when my house was built.......Oh, well, live and learn. At least it's fixable.

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