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#111034 - 08/17/06 11:21 PM Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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I go to the forums every day to see what's going on and I've always wanted to find something worth posting

I was recently in This (cottage?) and I found some things the first pick is of an 115V plug where a dehumidifier was plugged in I went to un plug it because it was keeping me up and the cord was hot I looked at the plug that it's in and the hole face of the top half of the plug was broken

the rest of the picks are of three different lights that hang only by the NMD with a junction box mounted inside a piece of wood

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#111035 - 08/18/06 07:27 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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And you stayed for how long?? and you slept? Did you have any nightmares about bad wiring? I probably would have.


#111036 - 08/18/06 08:03 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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Is that 4" round box cut-out to fit the 2x4?

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#111037 - 08/18/06 08:31 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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Looks more like the 2x4s are notched to accept the box.


#111038 - 08/18/06 08:32 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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napervillesoundtech: a week, Yes with a fire extinguisher and 911 on speed dail, yes it was a scene from the new movie snakes on a plane but the snakes were NMD 90 arking at the end, still have them from two weekes ago

ShockMe77: thank god no 2X4 cut around the box


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#111039 - 08/18/06 08:34 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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very good SteveFehr i was too slow but you are correct


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#111040 - 08/18/06 08:36 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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Ok, the guys with the really good memory....when was NM-B (Blue) around??

Wasn't the jacket color (blue) to signify that it was a 'new and improved' NM??

Darn, how soon we forget!

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#111041 - 08/18/06 08:46 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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Well apparlenty soon in ontario it will identify bed room lines as bed rooms now must be protected by a gfi, but as for when it came around ???


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#111042 - 08/19/06 10:39 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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I've seen it on the late 70s/early 80s.

The local hardware has the new blue stuff now.

Judging by the stack of tapes, it could the of the 1970s type.


#111043 - 08/23/06 01:33 PM Re: Broken Outlet & Dangling Light  
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Oh. Even better. It's those cheap plastic versions of the ceiling lampholder fixtures instead of the good porcelaine type.

I've seen them when they - literally - burn out. Not pretty.

That white melamine plastic doesn't hold up to heat from a bulb very well, first it goes yellow, starts splitting, and eventually it carbonizes and crumbles away.


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