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I've seen this myself and agree, yes, there is a difference in the light outputs between inverter and transformer type welders (even at the same amperage setting). I also have seen a difference between different models of inverter MIG welders. I don't precisely know what makes the difference, but I am guessing it has to do with differences in the switching ...
FYI: The local propane company requires that I maintain a 12" vertical separation with my electric line, so it must dip to 32"+, supplying 12" of separation under the crossing LPG pipe; in No. Calif.
As @mikes said, this is a replacement part - NOT a complete fixture. Rather than cobbling up some mess of electrical tape, just buy a plain porcelain (or plastic, though oddly the porcelain are often cheaper, and I assume the reason you are contemplating this at all is to keep costs down) lampholder that is designed for the job, and don't create an ...
Here's a reference to a document published by Puget Sound Energy regarding minimum separation (both horizontal and vertical) for gas and electrical service, so you can cross them. In general it looks like at least 6" vertical separation with conduit, or 12" if the electrical is direct-bury. I'd check local code. ...
You are right to be concerned about safety. Attempting to use the sockets as they are is a hazard, the exposed conductors are an electrical and safety concern. What you have is a replacement part for repairing a damaged fixture.
It is normal in commercial establishments to have them "formally" inspected/tagged once a year. Generally someone is supposed to make periodic checks that they are still indicating a happy gauge reading more often than that. If the gauge is not in "the green" then the extinguisher should be recharged immediately (if it is in fact one that can be - many ...
First of all, not all fire extinguishers are capable of being recharged. The extinguisher should have an info label describing maintenance procedures, e.g. that it needs to be tested or recharged every 5 years (or 12 years, or whatever it says), or that it must be disposed of 12 years after the manufacture date. You should also have it tested (or replaced) ...
If it says 60 watts max, then the maximum wattage bulb you can safely use is 60 watts. If you could find a 3-way incandescent bulb like a 20-40-60, that would be safe. But I've never seen one that small. With such a low acceptable wattage, the lamp may have been designed with CFL or LED lamps in mind, you can get something like an 11-23-34 Watt CFL 3-way ...
I like the picture where the stairs are designed as books, what you're suggesting will turn a staircase into a real feature. But you have to think about safety first before anything else. I'd install non-slip tread nosings as paints, coatings and tape will wear quickly.
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