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Old 03-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #1
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Porch light plug recepticle.

I got a 'coach light' style porch light from Ebay. However, it requires a scew-on recepticle (chrome) plug cover which I would prefer. My plug cover is a lift up cover. I have searched many electrical suppliers online and have not gotten close to what I need. Marine suppliers seem to be the most likely to carry it. Perhaps one of you Good People could help me narrow my search. Thank you.

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I saw them in Home Depot, and Ace Hardware, about a year ago. They were about $12 at the time. If you have no luck finding one, you can always send the light to me, I've been looking for one...
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Or he could send the light to me, I am closer.

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sure...a big help.

Yeah, you guys are a big help. I only got this light a few weeks ago on Ebay. Either you weren't paying attention or I out bid you. It was probably a bit pricey but I WANTED IT! Now as for the ACE Hardware for a resource. I am a regular at our local one I will feel a little sheepish to you if that obvious resource proves fruitfull. But it will be worth the embarrasment. Keep checking Ebay!

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Yeah, you guys are a big help. I only got this light a few weeks ago on Ebay. Either you weren't paying attention or I out bid you. It was probably a bit pricey but I WANTED IT! Now as for the ACE Hardware for a resource. I am a regular at our local one I will feel a little sheepish to you if that obvious resource proves fruitfull. But it will be worth the embarrasment. Keep checking Ebay!

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Neil,

We are always here to help.

BTW, if you see the half on the light at Ace Hardware, let us know. With that part it might be possible to assemble the light.

I am always watching Ebay for such items. Rob Baker just picked one up last weekend, I was thinking about bidding, but then I saw that he was, so I just watched.

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Yeah, you guys are a big help. I only got this light a few weeks ago on Ebay. Either you weren't paying attention or I out bid you. It was probably a bit pricey but I WANTED IT!
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I was paying attention, and saw that light and one or two others run through Ebay. Unfortunately financial considerations precluded my participation in the auctions.
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I was paying attention, and saw that light and one or two others run through Ebay. Unfortunately financial considerations precluded my participation in the auctions.
I, reluctantly, paid $75 with shipping for it. My wife gave me a big frown, really big frown, but I am still alive. Ah, welllll... I guess she will feel justified with some frivilous spending and I won't...can't say anything! My justification was I almost bought a nice looking home carriage light at Home Depot but it and the modifications to make it fit would have cost more....does that reason work?

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OK - you all try to talk him out of the light (which I bid on just for kicks) what I want is the Stainless exterior grade outlet cover. I've called and emailed every major manufacturer without any luck. Neil, can you please tell me the mfg. name that's stamped on it.
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VTS has this, but I bet you want a single?
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I'd prefer the single - our outlet is inside the curbside storage door and I want to turn it out on the skin. At least they are out there - had about given up. Thanks...!!!!!

Neil, there's a OLD local hardware here - if you can't find what your looking for let me know and I'll look there for you.
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Just get Neil to sell you his once he replaces his outlet recepticle although he may want to recoup some of his spending from the Ebay auction.

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Old 03-28-2007, 06:50 PM   #12
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Has anyone tried.....

Guys, Has anoybody checked in with Andy at Inland? Chances are he would have items like these or know where to get them! Just a thought.... Hope it helps, Ed
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Old 03-28-2007, 07:51 PM   #13
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OK - you all try to talk him out of the light (which I bid on just for kicks) what I want is the Stainless exterior grade outlet cover. I've called and emailed every major manufacturer without any luck. Neil, can you please tell me the mfg. name that's stamped on it.
Just a "Pat. Pending" is on it. I removed it and looked all around it. It appears to have come with the trailer.
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It is threaded.

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Just get Neil to sell you his once he replaces his outlet recepticle although he may want to recoup some of his spending from the Ebay auction.

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The recepticle or rather the cover to it on my trailer has the spring closer weather cap. I want to replace it with a threaded opening as the light has a threaded collar (see my photo at begining of this thread) and yes a single. The weather cap for the threaded model has a screw on cap with a 'safety' chain. Again consult the picture. If I find what I want/need I will definitely consider giving my old one to one of you who may want it. It is the least I can do for the attention this is getting.
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Porch Light Receptacle

I finally made it home for my Spring Break, and located the original pacakge in which my receptacle had been packed. It appears to have been on the shelf since the 1970s (I purchased it via E-Bay in January or February of this year). It was manufactured in the USA by:

Perfect-Line Manufacturing Corporation
Lindenhurst, (Long Island) NY 11757

The outlet cover with Outlet carried their Part Number: WR79

I double-checked, and it works with both of my porch light fixtures -- I purchased a second fixture for my Minuet, and bought this NOS part for the Minuet. The first price sticker on the package was for $3.59 and the last price sticker was $12.95 -- a close approximation of the price that I paid -- multiply the last price by a factor of 3.

I had checked all of the RV and Marine Catalogs as well as all of the nearby electrical supplies trying to find the part -- and the response was always -- "obsolete, I haven't seen on of those in years" -- "I have never seen such a thing".

Good luck with your search!

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I finally made it home for my Spring Break, and located the original pacakge in which my receptacle had been packed. It appears to have been on the shelf since the 1970s (I purchased it via E-Bay in January or February of this year). It was manufactured in the USA by:

Perfect-Line Manufacturing Corporation
Lindenhurst, (Long Island) NY 11757

The outlet cover with Outlet carried their Part Number: WR79

I double-checked, and it works with both of my porch light fixtures -- I purchased a second fixture for my Minuet, and bought this NOS part for the Minuet. The first price sticker on the package was for $3.59 and the last price sticker was $12.95 -- a close approximation of the price that I paid -- multiply the last price by a factor of 3.

I had checked all of the RV and Marine Catalogs as well as all of the nearby electrical supplies trying to find the part -- and the response was always -- "obsolete, I haven't seen on of those in years" -- "I have never seen such a thing".

Good luck with your search!

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Thank you, Kevin; I tried much of the same sites you described without getting close. I went to several electric suppliers here + an RV store. I got 2 recommondations to try a rv salvage yard in Sacramento which I will do soon. The place looks cool so for those interested here is the web address. <rvdrgeorge.com>

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Hi, just an idea, but didn't they used to use those on houses near swimming pools?
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That receptical was very common at the shore when I was a kid, many years ago. It was used on porches and decks but since it is a non grounded receptical it has been obsoleted by grounded and then groundfault recepticals.

Maybe allerting a few electricians that work in that area to save you one during a renovation.
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I Found One!

Actually I found many at an rv salvage yard. I recieved a suggestion to visit RV DR. GEORGE in Sacramento to where I found several boxes of these cover plates. However. it isn't chrome or aluminum that can be polished. I don't think the expense of having it chromed is worth it until I have other things that I wish chromed. I've had reasonable success with spray chrome paint. I may get it to look good enough to be seen from your house. Thanks for all your help and suggestions.
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But I Pity the Outlet

Neil,

Glad you found it - looks like it's in good shape. Wouldn't happen to have the phone number or address of that salvage yard you could share?

I do feel bad for the outlet you have now however. Knowing it will be put in storage - never again to experience the kiss of morning dew - the rush of wind across it's shiny face. Never again to hear the giggles of small children while camping - or the whispers of conversation from around a bright crackling campfire. Missing the soft caress of a loving owner polishing it...

Your victory, in finding your quest, is indeed bitter sweet....
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