Well, took the morning off work to pull the paneling off the wall, run the switch wire to its spot, mount the box, put the switch in the box, tuck-tape the vapor barrier, cut the hole in the paneling, put the paneling back up, discover that I'm an idiot because the switch should go OUTSIDE the paneling before screwing it into the box, cut the hole bigger so I can get the switch out through it, re-screw the switch onto the box, then finally put the plate back on.
Yes, Ken in NJ, it took me the whole morning! I would be one DANG expensive electrician, if I were charging myself!
(I DID have to tidy so that I'd have enough room to actually work).
And the REAL electrician is showing up at 8 tomorrow morning! Yay! Guess I coulda saved this for him... But, saved a bit of money, got to have some good family electrocution time, there ya go!
Anyways, some pix!
Where it's SUPPOSED to be!
The old fixture on its way down... Notice the box mounted on the surface of the joist, and the wire running along the surface of the joist...
A pic of the wiring, for future reference when I go to hook it back up
Voila! The new fixtures up...
And lookit the NICE holes somebody drilled!
The box mounted, the vapor barrier all nicely tuck-taped, I EVEN got one of those nice hoodie pieces they say to put around your boxes so that it ties into the vapor barrier nicely!
The switch mounted... Just kinda wrong...
Et, tut FINI! Notice, I lined up the screws horizontally on the plate. I hear real electricians are particular about that...
Time to put in some more light bulbs, then have a rum break!