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#115303 - 09/27/03 11:06 AM Bad Temp Wiring  
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#115304 - 09/27/03 01:27 PM Re: Bad Temp Wiring  
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These were some pic's I took yesterday. This box was plugged into a non-gfci protected 240V 50A receptacle outlet. When I picked this box up it weighed quite a lot more than I figured it should, and once I shook it I figured out why. It was about halfway full of dirt! I held it upside down and watch sand fall out of the receptacle contacts like it coming out of an hour glass!


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#115305 - 09/27/03 03:43 PM Re: Bad Temp Wiring  
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That close-up of a receptacle you showed- was it possible to put a grounded plug in the outlet at the top? The caulk looks like it is blocking the ground pin hole. The rectangular knockouts look like they were designed for GFCIs but someone used Decoras instead!


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#115306 - 09/27/03 04:34 PM Re: Bad Temp Wiring  
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. . .plugged into a non-gfci protected 240V 50A receptacle outlet. . .

And #10 conductors in the cord, to boot ! ! [Linked Image]


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#115307 - 09/27/03 05:35 PM Re: Bad Temp Wiring  
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Sparked: You are right about the GFCI slots with decora receptacles installed (they're a lot cheaper, you know!!!).

The close up receptacle ground probably couldn't allow a ground pin installed, but you want to anyway...that isn't a shadow in the corner it's a gaping hole in the receptacle! shocked


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#115308 - 09/27/03 05:48 PM Re: Bad Temp Wiring  
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You're exactly right! I thought it was a shadow from that glob of caulk! [Linked Image]

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