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#161004 - 03/28/07 05:43 PM How many violations does it take....
renosteinke Offline
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Registered: 01/22/05
Posts: 5305
Loc: Blue Collar Country
NORCAL has sent us this pic of a light he encountered. It's hard to tell where the "hack" left off, and the "violator" began \:\(



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#161018 - 03/28/07 10:46 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: renosteinke]
Check Pilot Offline
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Registered: 11/25/05
Posts: 145
Loc: Edmonton Alberta Canada
Now! - - just what the H.E. double hockey sticks is that contraption???? Looks like a kids science fair... err... something like that??? I just hope it's just gonna be hooked up to 6 volts D.C. or less. A pair of Rainbird water valves????

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#161028 - 03/29/07 04:07 AM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: Check Pilot]
SteveFehr Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1192
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
At least they used a breaker... What, did they have one phase of the panel hot, and the other side grounded?

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#161048 - 03/29/07 12:57 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: renosteinke]
Lostazhell Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
I got first dibbs on the prehistoric edison base adaptors and stuff , seriously Rollie, how'd all this actually accomplish anything?

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#161076 - 03/29/07 07:42 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: Lostazhell]
NORCAL Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 807
The Keyless and other prehistoric electrical items have nothing to do w/ the intended subject, which is the QO and the lugs that some bleeping moron used, just used what was handy to prop up the 2 leads off the breaker.

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#161090 - 03/29/07 09:35 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: NORCAL]
Lostazhell Offline
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Registered: 02/21/04
Posts: 1248
Loc: Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
what size wire are they attempting to use there?? It doesn't look any bigger that #12 and that QO should be able to handle that... So what is the point of the lugs Rollie?

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#161116 - 03/30/07 05:13 AM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: Lostazhell]
NORCAL Offline
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Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 807
I have no idea, it was in a swimming pool control center, other lugs ran to a time switch QO lugs are decent, no reason to use those lugs,IMO.

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#161157 - 03/30/07 06:29 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: renosteinke]
Hemingray Offline
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Registered: 04/19/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Lehigh Acres, FL
I can tell you a few makers here ;\)

Y adaptor: Hemco TWIN-LITE
Socket adapters: Hubbell T-Slots
The outlet/socket rig looks like it's a Leviton?
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#161939 - 04/10/07 06:08 AM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: Hemingray]
steve ancient apprentice Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
Thought ive seen a few nutty things im my time but this is a good one. What kind of nut would even take the trouble to design and put together something like this. Looking forward to bringing a copy of this to my next code class.

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#164991 - 06/15/07 10:36 PM Re: How many violations does it take.... [Re: renosteinke]
hardwareguy Offline
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Registered: 06/15/07
Posts: 50
Loc: Texas
Looks like this guy liked to burn houses, fry himself and cook whatever he plugged in. That looks like a double pole breaker.... those sockets are getting 240V!

Amazing display of stupidity, but I think I've seen worse in lab some days!

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