Small line voltage dimmer to fit inside 1-1/2 inch ID copper pipe?

Old 02-27-17, 11:23 PM
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Small line voltage dimmer to fit inside 1-1/2 inch ID copper pipe?

I'm planning a new copper pipe lamp, but can't find a reliable >=100W dimmer small enough to fit inside a 1-1/2 inch ID copper pipe AND has the knob stick out at the end through an end cap. A torchiere dimmer fits but the knob sticks out on the side, not the end. So far I found only one that fits that way inside a 2" pipe. Any suggestions would be very welcome!

There are some small dimmers around that claim to be 100W or so, but use a teeny tiny triac that is way too fragile and many users report those dimmers die within hours or weeks.
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It has been years since I searched through our set of Thomas Register Catalogs and now see they are called ThomasNet. ThomasNet® - Product Sourcing and Supplier Discovery Platform

No idea how good of a source they will be but we used to find many needed items there. I've even asked some who didn't have what I needed for advice and often found very helpful people.

They are a registry of manufacturers.

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I have the gut feeling that a dimmer unit should not be enclosed in close quarters as it may overheat (and self destruct). It needs space around it for air circulation.l

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