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#116819 - 04/28/04 01:08 PM Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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Could P&S be trying to put a rest to this age-old question? Beings that the manufacturer has "marked or labeled" this device with "TOP" on one end, would it be a technical violation to mount it ground down?

-Randy (aka Lostazhell)
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#116820 - 04/28/04 01:28 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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Randy, What are you talking about?

I don't see anything.

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#116821 - 04/28/04 01:59 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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Bob,

You're getting good!

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#116822 - 04/28/04 03:15 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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That picture is upside down. It is actually supposed to say "POT"? This is a marijuanna lamp receptacle. More importantly though, was that a winning lottery ticket?
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#116823 - 04/28/04 06:51 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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Scott,
Do you think he'd be hanging around with us if it was a winning lottery ticket?
We'd be getting pictures of electrical hazards in Bermuda, Monte Carlo, etc.

Unless part of the listing, it's not a violation to install it with the top at the bottom.
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#116824 - 04/28/04 07:01 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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These outlets would solve all problems if they existed (Photoshop job)

Decora



Regular

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#116825 - 04/28/04 11:03 PM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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LOL Bob... Could you do that with a few other things!

Marijuana Lamp Receptacle? I guess since it IS hospital grade it could be for "medicinal marijuana" THAT must be what the green dot means!

Scott & Scott.... If that was a winning ticket, I'd be starting "ECN Electric Inc." & making offers to steal everyone here into my new company (A trip to Acapulco wouldn't be out of the question before startup! Plenty of neglegent electrical installations to keep the board happy there!) I get a feeling electure & Joe T would be out paying taxi drivers to take them through all the back alleys, cameras at ready!

ComputerWiz.... I hope you plan on breaking the "split circuit" tab off your decora receptacle before you install it.... You have a dead short right now!

BTW.. I do remember seeing a receptacle at downtown LA's "Union Station", which would solve the problem.. The grounds faced each other!! This was a loooong time ago when I was a kid... For all I know, one of the faces could've been broken out & someone stuck it back in upside down! (the nearest thing I could come up with..) I think the place has been remodeled since then, but I'll take a walk through there next time I'm in that area, just in case...

-Randy
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#116826 - 04/29/04 03:10 AM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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#116827 - 04/29/04 03:50 AM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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LMAO... I saw that link someplace else in the forum... That things just too wierd to install & have someone know what to do with it! That wasn't the Union station one LOL... Take the duplex above & flip both outlets so the grounds face each other..

-Randy

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The Biceptacle is “listed” by CSA for US and Canada. CSA is an OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Therefore, a “listing” by CSA meets every legal requirement for safety testing and installation in EVERY city, region, and municipality in US and Canada


Thats funny, City of Los Angeles made me change ALL my lighting contactors on a job because they only had CSA on them!
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#116828 - 04/29/04 07:59 AM Re: Ground Up or Down - Is this the Answer?
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BiceptacleTM is the next world standard in electrical receptacle design which incorporates a revolutionary but simple concept.


A world standard in electrical receptacle design? Now that would really be something!
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