Combination wind chime/light fixture?

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Home Inspector with Charles Buell Inspections Inc.
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Probably not, but when the wind blows the downspout will likely rattle a bit.

Wind Chime Light Fixture

I can just imagine the light patterns flashing around the yard when it is windy and the light is turned on.

Of course it needs to be fixed.  Sooner or later, the wires will fray and possibly short out.  The frayed wires could also result in the gutter and downspout becoming energized.  Energized gutters are never a good idea and will do nothing to keep the squirrels or rats off of them.  

The aluminum ladder leaned against it from the ground could be a problem though for the unsuspecting person doing their annual gutter cleaning.

This is a pretty simple fix for the electrician---but a fix that should not be put off.



Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector

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Personally I think that is a very well done science project checking lots of things - wind, earth rotation (a pendulum), electricity (remember Franklin?) and directional light waves.

And your problem with all this learning is...??

November 17, 2011 06:42 AM
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Charles, I wish you wouldn't publish pictures of my home without permission!  :-)

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Michael, thanks---pre-60's houses have lots of things indeed :)  Glad you like the frog---I keep trying to find something to change it to but the frog holds his own

Janell, I guess I could just set my blog up on a kindle or something :)

Jay, my only complaint is that it doesn't have a stick attached to make drawings in the sand below.

Gabe, sorry about that---it may or may not happen again :)

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What's that pipe next to it? 

November 21, 2011 09:53 PM
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Well there is the downspout and then there is the vent for the oil tank

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