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#109220 - 09/18/03 02:39 PM More Outback Wiring
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Hi all,
I think the Aussy socket outlet is probably an improvement on the one that was sent to me recently (source unknown)

DM Thomas
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Now at the other end of your power lead you have to plug it in to a powerboard.

Sometimes you just run out of holes to stick your wires into so an extra power board is needed. This is using the patented 400A nail fuse system.

At least it's on the wall not on the floor in a puddle.
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#109221 - 09/19/03 05:27 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
Bill Addiss Offline
Registered: 10/07/00
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It's amazing sometimes what some people will do!

#109222 - 09/20/03 02:48 AM Re: More Outback Wiring
james S Offline
Registered: 05/13/03
Posts: 102
Loc: West England
very bad practice , should have used screws
#109223 - 09/20/03 08:34 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
SvenNYC Offline
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Loc: New York City
Will I find an arc-welder connected to the other side of those wires?

Seems like what the tenant in my grandmother's house in Colombia was doing to power the arc welders in his shop.

He had banged a couple of nails to the old wooden pattress that held the whole-house disconnect knife switch (this was a house built in 1949 so you can imagine the type of wiring). These were somehow connected to the switch.

Did you need to use an arc welder? Just hook the wires over the appropriate nails in the pattress!
#109224 - 09/21/03 04:02 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
sparky Offline
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very colorful.......
#109225 - 09/22/03 04:39 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
pauluk Offline
Registered: 08/11/01
Posts: 7693
Loc: Norfolk, England
I'm tempted to ask what the main fuse for this house looked like, but I have a suspicion there probably wasn't one.....

[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 09-22-2003).]
#109226 - 09/22/03 05:24 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
sanUK Offline
Registered: 01/09/03
Posts: 44
Loc: Scotland
only problem i see here is that the nails look rusty, better off with stainless steel, also the second nail looks smaller, i would have used a matched pair of nails, with each nail - nailed into a seperate block of wood seperated by plastic or some other insulating material, Oh just another thought the top nail holding the board up looks like it needs another few hits, other than that i see no problems
#109227 - 09/23/03 12:46 PM Re: More Outback Wiring
pauluk Offline
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Maybe they wanted to run DC equipment and the rusty nails were a deliberate attempt to introduce some rectification into the circuit?


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