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Originally Posted by ryan123 View Post

looking into buying the louis poulsen p5, and it seems it's much cheaper to buy it online from UK vs buying it locally in US. What's involved with setting it up a 220v e27 in US? Will it start a fire? happy.gif

I bought my PH4/3 from Germany...it had an old and dirty cord on it so I replaced it...but otherwise I just plugged it in, screwed in an american light bulb, and that was that.

If the cord had been brand new (and the right length), I would have just hung it as is.
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Electricians here would have you believe that without a magic symbol, any electrical fitting will immediately burn your house down. We have several vintage Danish, Dutch and Japanese lights, each with new fittings and cords, and they won't touch them. We could pay around $300 each to have the magic symbol stuck on them that will protect us from all evil and allow them to install the lights. However, privately they tell us that if we just fit them ourselves, they will be fine... we just have to wait until after the final inspection.
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What are the advantages of planing over sanding?

Missed this before. Basically, without getting into the science of this, a smoothly cut surface is the best possible surface. One of the reasons why it is preferred in timber architecture is that water will bead and run off of it when standing upright, it is also less prone to taking on dirt.
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Thanks for the replies to my earlier query guys. Much appreciated. fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Electricians here would have you believe that without a magic symbol, any electrical fitting will immediately burn your house down. We have several vintage Danish, Dutch and Japanese lights, each with new fittings and cords, and they won't touch them. We could pay around $300 each to have the magic symbol stuck on them that will protect us from all evil and allow them to install the lights. However, privately they tell us that if we just fit them ourselves, they will be fine... we just have to wait until after the final inspection.

Meh. Electrical is one of those things. It is one of the few ways you can actually destroy your home and kill everyone in it. It's also not necessary rocket science, but if your not sure you know what your doing, I'd leave it to someone who does.
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Sure, that's all true, but it doesn't really address Monkey's point that the electrician's reluctance is purely a liability minimization strategy. Properly manufactured and installed fixtures existed before these certifications were insisted upon. A current (heh) European fixture complying with that region's regulations is hardly unsafe.
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Can someone who has sat in the Vitsoe 620 Chair Programme chime in on the comfort and quality of the piece? For some reason of which I cannot fathom, I am quite fixated on it.
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I'v'e got this pair of authentic Barcelona chairs on hold for 24 hrs....$2400 for the pair. I should buy these right?

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Depends. Do you enjoy sitting?

 

lefty

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Depends. Do you enjoy sitting?

lefty

Thanks Lefty
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Oak is expensive right?

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How old are those Barcelona chairs?
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Not sure...I picked them up last night and didn't have time to do anything other than quickly check the Knoll tag. Guessing 70's based on the condition. Had to put them into storage since I'm out of my house while it gets floors, doors, paint and trim. Will there be a production date on the tag?
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