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#106162 - 06/07/05 07:20 PM Unusual Branch Circuit
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At one commercial office, I noticed a receptacle in the wall behind the receptionists' desk. In the course of my other work, I opened the closet behind her, and found a neat, if unsupported, EMT run (with inaccessible pulling els). What really took the cake, however, was seeing just how this receptacle was fed- there was an extension cord in the EMT, a cord cap on the end, and it was plugged into another receptacle!

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#106163 - 06/08/05 12:45 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit
screwi Offline

Registered: 05/27/05
Posts: 16
Loc: Liverpool,England,UK
Begs the question WHY? LOL

#106164 - 06/08/05 03:01 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit
kiwi Offline

Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 347
Loc: christchurch new zealand
How did you avoid cracking a rib whilst laughing at this find.

#106165 - 06/08/05 04:41 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit
IanR Offline

Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 326
Loc: Palm Bay FL USA
It's amazing, the lengths some people will go to do something wrong.

#106166 - 06/08/05 01:01 PM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit
pauluk Offline

Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I've seen plenty of extension cords run like this to feed a permanent outlet, but never run through conduit.

I second the question: Why????

#106167 - 06/08/05 05:45 PM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit
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I really have to praise Bill for his photo-shop work. Even I, the guy who took the pic, didn't notice until now that the final fitting is a flex 90 attached to the EMT!


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