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#109671 - 11/18/05 12:59 AM A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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A restaraunt was told it needed to ground the sushi cooler. Since the unit only had a two-prong plug, well, they found another way.

I haven't seen this for quite some time!

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#109672 - 11/18/05 02:28 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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Is that UF or romex being used for the power cord????

#109673 - 11/18/05 08:18 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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Is this tap acceptable for emergency circuits?

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#109674 - 11/18/05 08:21 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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Bergen County, NJ
Only if the breaker lugs are listed for 2 conductors each, which they probably aren't.

#109675 - 11/18/05 11:26 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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What IS that green wire connected to?

I assume it's entering the plug housing at one end?

#109676 - 11/18/05 11:39 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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The appliance had a two-conductor cord; that is the grey cord you see. The green wire was connected to the ground prong of the plug, and properly attached to the inside of the appliance frame.

The appliance was made, and marketed, in China. All nameplate info was in Chinese ONLY. The green wire was an aparrent "retro-fit".

I had no problem in replacing this with a proper cord.

#109677 - 11/18/05 11:39 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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looks like some sort of clip on the end of that green wire, probably sticks to a copper pipe


#109678 - 11/18/05 11:41 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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oh. nevermind. I didn't see that because it wasn't there before I started to type the last post. [Linked Image]


#109679 - 11/19/05 11:18 AM Re: A Free-Spirited Ground Wire  
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Heh, free-spirited.

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