In order to have a final electrical inspection we need to have a vanity fixture in the conservatory bathroom the over the spot where the vanity will be.
The fixture must be a strip light because it’s impossible to put an electrical box in that spot.
I have never been a fan of strip lights but we bought the cheapest one ($11) Lowes sells. (Home Depot prices started at $15.)
First Charlie hooked all the wires together with wire nuts matching same color wires coming from the wall to those on the fixture.
Then he tried to hang the fixture on screws and it just wouldn’t happen. That’s when I read the directions. (I know, girl stuff.)
Following the instructions we took the thing apart, rewired it, hung the back plate on the screws, and attached the front plate with the trim cups.
When we flipped the switch only one light bulb worked but that’s because 2 of them were faulty.
Now isn’t that about the ugliest thing you’ve ever seen. I hope it passes inspection.
What cheap and tawdry decisions have you made?