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#104590 - 03/17/03 05:53 PM Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Watch the baby honey, I've got to go and get a new bulb, my cigar and a cold beer!



Honey please reset the breaker, it tripped again!! The baby pulled on the cord again!



What person would put their family in so much danger?
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#104591 - 03/17/03 07:00 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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Registered: 01/15/03
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Loc: Sterling, VA, USA
Eek!

Very very scary! The worst part is that he actually put some time into this mess, and the GFI still isn't level! To tink someone said "Hey honey, come and look what I just did!"

Scary!
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#104592 - 03/17/03 08:04 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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That orange extension cord is also missing the grounding pin.

Notice the round hole is up and the cap is oriented down with the flat side opposite where the ground pin should be.

So the whatever-it-is that's on the other end isn't even grounded!! You say it's a pump??? Oh man.....god forbid that thing should ever develop a short-circuit.

What does the user do when they need to use the hairdryer or the electric-shaver? Plug in a triple-tap?
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#104593 - 03/17/03 08:44 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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Incredible!

[This message has been edited by ga.sparky56 (edited 03-17-2003).]
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#104594 - 03/17/03 09:53 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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ecrase!!!!!( overwhelmed !!!))

i wondering how anyone can be still alive with this kind of crap to engdanger someone who they love the most


merci marc
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#104595 - 03/17/03 10:06 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
Joe Tedesco Offline
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Here's the "swag lamp"!!
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#104596 - 03/18/03 09:53 AM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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Those little rotary cord switches normally used for table lamps and small fans (see first pic) are not waterproof!!

If you touch a live one with a wet hand and water drips into it you WILL get a shock! I don't think you're supposed to use them in bathrooms or any such damp location.
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#104597 - 03/18/03 03:50 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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Loc: Reno,Nv., USA
That's the trouble with GFCI's: they allow Darwin candidates more opportunities to reproduce!
At least he didn't install track lighting on the wall (I've seen that!)
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#104598 - 03/18/03 04:27 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
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Topic: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!

Bewildered? Be Gambling!
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#104599 - 03/18/03 05:01 PM Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!
pauluk Offline
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Different plug and receptacle styles, but I've seen cords fed through a wall like this to reach a receptacle all too often in England as well. Thea attitude of "Hey, it works all right, so it must be O.K." is alive and well everywhere, I guess.
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