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#110570 - 05/15/06 05:10 PM Getting the Electric Chair
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
We've been through the misuse and misinstallation of floor receptacles in other threads.

I saw this one and thought it was especially nice.
Although this is in a "Medical Building", the place doesn't even come close to complying with NEC Chapters 1-4, and Article 517 might as well not exist

This gave new gusto to my lifelong fear of going to the dentist. I think I'd rather just let my teeth rot. They're sure not gonna knock ME out and start sticking grounded metal drills and such in MY mouth.

How good a conductor is a metal filling in a tooth, anyway?

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#110571 - 05/16/06 03:13 AM Re: Getting the Electric Chair
PEdoubleNIZZLE Offline

Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 176
Loc: McKeesport, PA, USA
Not sure how good a conductor a filling is, but mine fell out a few days ago. If I find it, i'll check it. As for gettin my filling redone, after seeing this pic, I think I can handle it myself. A bottle of whiskey, and my soldering Iron. After all, I just got my IPC J-STD-001D in soldering...

#110572 - 05/18/06 09:14 AM Re: Getting the Electric Chair
SvenNYC Offline

Registered: 08/19/02
Posts: 1685
Loc: New York City
Well. You can always stick the probes from an ohm-meter into your mouth....

#110573 - 05/22/06 01:16 PM Re: Getting the Electric Chair
napervillesoundtech Offline

Registered: 02/28/06
Posts: 144
Loc: Naperville, IL, USA
At least there is no ground up/down argument here! Seriously, though, it is thingls like this that cause problems. What if someone was to spill something on this? I am assuming that if the installer didn't know enough to wire this right, there probably isn't a GFCI on it.


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