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#106877 - 01/07/05 08:29 PM Weatherproof Outlet?
Webmaster Offline


Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
Customer had a problem with the GFI in the garage tripping in wet weather.... Didn't seem to start till the handyman added the outlet on the patio!

- Randy (aka Lostazhell)

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#106878 - 01/07/05 09:26 PM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
NORCAL Offline

Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 805
You do seem to come up w/ some doozeys,more stuff that belongs in the scrap yard.

#106879 - 01/07/05 09:27 PM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
mxslick Offline

Registered: 10/24/04
Posts: 785
Loc: Atomic City, ID USA
C'mon, give the handyman a little credit, at least he knew to use a W/P box and cover!!
Stupid should be painful.

#106880 - 01/08/05 03:42 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Shouldn't that outdoor socket have the cover flap facing downward?.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#106881 - 01/08/05 11:20 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
PCBelarge Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 657
Loc: Dobbs Ferry, NY, USA
Norcal is right, you must be hot on the trail of these guys !!!

Pierre Belarge

#106882 - 01/15/05 01:05 AM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
Lostazhell Offline

Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Hehehe, Mike & Rollie are both right

Gotta love the MC cable outside as well!


#106883 - 01/17/05 07:02 PM Re: Weatherproof Outlet?
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Had a call for a possible fire in a house about 8-9 years ago, in the middle of a f-r-i-g-i-d winter spell - something like -25 nightime. (Cold, even for Chicago) Turned out that someone had wired a side light for the house (old round w/p box) with bx, and failed to install a 'drip loop' (basically installed it indoors through a hole to the outside w/p, but somehow it became a drain tube as well) the resulting corrosion finally generated enough heat to start scorching the trusses in the attic, resulting in our being called for "smell of smoke". Caught the fire before it progressed out of hand.


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