fun day

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by irrig8r, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,553

    Got into a lighting transformer today and found tight sticky webs inside and out. Smashed 3 spider eggs cases, looked for a black widow and didn't find her until I noticed she was on the lid... which was in my hand.

    Yeah, dropped that fast. Then flipped her over with a stick and saw that red hourglass before I dispatched her...

    Sorry sweetie, it was either you or me.

    Shook me up a little but went on to fix a short in tree light wiring, enabling a run with a tripped breaker to come back on.

    Then wired an SCB socket and Illumicare omnidirectional SCB LED into a pendant fixture with frosted glass...

    Previous contractor had wired in a PAR 36... so wrong for this fixture. I'll try to take a picture next week.
  2. stebs

    stebs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    Sounds like an interesting time. Only thing worse than that is opening up a box (or taking off a downspout like the other day) is finding an occupied wasp nest with some upset occupants.
  3. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    OH Yeah, been there, done that. I always carry a couple cans of wasp spray in my service van so I can nuke the nest and pick off a few mid-air.
  4. S&MLL

    S&MLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 751

    Do you shoot wasp spray inside a transformer?
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  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,187

    Ha, no. I knock the nest out and proceed to flush with liberal amounts of spray and then proceed to stomp....and then usually run a little bit too.
  6. The Lighting Geek

    The Lighting Geek LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 886

    I once had a very pissed off rattlesnake in a closed valve box once. It had slipped down the finger hole in the lid. My guy opened it and it shot out like a snake in a can. He screamed. Needless to say he had a new method and dance he did every time he'd open one in the future. He was hilarious to watch, so we always asked him to check the valve boxes just so we could laugh our butts off.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2012
  7. Richie@

    Richie@ LawnSite Member
    Messages: 187

    Home Depot plumbing section sells these small 1/2 inch white plugs that fit in that hole of the valve box nicely.

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