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Old 08-19-19, 07:21 PM
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Not sure where to post but what is this?

Found this in the ceiling in the closet.
Looks like a single coaxial cable into the back of a block of wood. ???

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Looks like an old fashioned door jamb switch. Pushing the switch closed probably used to make the closet light go out.
 
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Looks like an old fashioned door jamb switch. Pushing the switch closed probably used to make the closet light go out.
 
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That's not coax. That's an old piece of cloth covered romex cable.
Be careful.... it could still be live.
 
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Door activated switch. .
 
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Old 08-20-19, 09:43 PM
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Thanks. That must be it.

Seems very flexible and rubber like. Not at all like that cloth wire in the nob and tube. I guess I'll find out when I remove it.

Need to find some nice motion LED lights. There was a big old florescent light and it was a total hack job.
 
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