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#110045 - 01/13/06 08:21 PM GDO on Speaker wire
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I got a call to do an estimate for a kitchen remodel, and noticed something funny about the garage door opener... There's also a pic of the cabinet makers extension cord cap
















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#110046 - 01/13/06 09:07 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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Hope he's better at making cabinets than he is at installing cord caps.
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#110047 - 01/13/06 11:20 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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Holy SMOKES. 20 Amps on maybe 16 G. speaker wire?

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#110048 - 01/14/06 07:13 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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WOW thats unbelivable.
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#110049 - 01/14/06 07:51 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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The garage opener in the picture draws about 2.5 amps. But that speaker cable still needs to be removed pronto.

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#110050 - 01/14/06 07:01 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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You sure that's speaker wire and not transparent-insulation lamp cord? The stuff does exist.

I have some things fitted with cord like that -- usually it's lamps.

Regardless, that lash-up's gotta go!

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#110051 - 01/14/06 09:35 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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Just another form of "firewire"

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#110052 - 02/04/06 06:09 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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You sure that's speaker wire and not transparent-insulation lamp cord? The stuff does exist.

I have some things fitted with cord like that -- usually it's lamps.

Me too, I have a US table lamp with translucent SPT1 zip cord. I guess if the opener weren't plug connected but hard wired this would be ok in some countries - the load limits the current, removing the need for OC protection. Short circuit protection is provided by the 20amp breaker.

Anyway, with that creative trailing socket it's illegal.

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#110053 - 02/04/06 07:59 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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In pic #3, is that two duplex 20A recepts in a 4-square box?

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#110054 - 02/04/06 08:04 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire
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Either that or a 2-gang box. Why?
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