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#161656 - 04/05/07 10:22 PM A Local Auction 'Find' (UK)
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Found this for sale at a local auction today.


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#161663 - 04/06/07 04:56 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Admin]
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Gotta love those suicide cords frown
#161669 - 04/06/07 08:19 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: IanR]
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Lovely. I hope he used the appropriate fuses. wink
#161727 - 04/07/07 12:19 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: SvenNYC]
noderaser Offline
Registered: 03/01/07
Posts: 404
Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
I was helping a disabled lady during a power outage this past winter, who had just bought a generator and needed help putting it together. It came with sufficient cabling to run the hot end through the sliding door on her deck, but she instead wanted me to rig up a suicide cord for her so she could plug multiple things in, and not have the door cracked open. I promptly refused; in retrospect, I should have at least suggested she turn off the breakers. The safety of the lineman restoring service to the area would probably have appreciated it.
#161745 - 04/07/07 07:53 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser]
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Posts: 2391
Loc: Vienna, Austria
Would love to have the generator, but without that cord! wink
If it were mine it would probably receive a set of solidly mounted IP 44 Schuko sockets and maybe one blue CEE to provide temporary power in remote locations and run portable appliances.
#161885 - 04/08/07 08:40 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Texas_Ranger]
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Registered: 10/25/06
Posts: 744
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Those aren't suicide cords....They are HOMICIDE cords!

"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
#161905 - 04/09/07 09:34 AM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: EV607797]
Ann Brush Offline
Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 152
Loc: Ohia
What is amazing is the fact that the photo was taken in (I assume) bright sunlight - a rare occurrence for the UK I'm told smile
#161910 - 04/09/07 01:21 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Admin]
Alan Belson Offline
Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 1803
Loc: Mayenne N. France
Made up for by our sunny smiles, Ann.

Expectation smile
Anticipation whistle
Consternation frown
Satisfaction smirk
Precipitation crazy
Foreign vacation! laugh

Edited by Alan Belson (04/09/07 01:23 PM)
Wood work but can't!
#161949 - 04/10/07 12:41 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Alan Belson]
gideonr Offline
Registered: 12/18/04
Posts: 161
Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Should I have removed it and thrown it in the trash, do you think?

Full sunshine, people got sunburnt. We have unpredictable weather, which is why we talk about it so much...
#163355 - 05/06/07 09:29 PM Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser]
Samurai Offline
Registered: 05/04/07
Posts: 46
Loc: Fl.
I've been pestering the local reps to cough up a 100/30A transfer switch, not so you could run
an entire 100A sub panel on a 30A generator cord, but so you could leave on the refrigerator and maybe a couple lights, but still have a true 100A during normal operation strictly for the safety of the linemen! -guess I gotta go into production.

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