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#186368 - 05/07/09 11:07 PM HOW!
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Found this one during the holidays, there was a whole row of these in a parking lot at the insurance company. about five, and a few have 2 romex cables, and like one or two had extension cord/romex in one plug, and was wired into the parking lot lights with a surface mounted transformer to bring the pole light voltage down to 120V. i still wonder how the insides of those cord caps looked cry



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#186371 - 05/08/09 06:39 AM Re: HOW! [Re: JoeKP]
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Another fine example of 'temporary wiring'. Did you happen to look at the xfr 'install'?.....just curious.

2-NMC/UF in a cord cap is a good trick!
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#186375 - 05/08/09 09:35 AM Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1]
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Should be titled WOW! not How.

At least they used UF. I've seen similar with THHN taped together.

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#186377 - 05/08/09 02:22 PM Re: HOW! [Re: leland]
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Originally Posted By: HotLine1
Another fine example of 'temporary wiring'. Did you happen to look at the xfr 'install'?.....just curious.

2-NMC/UF in a cord cap is a good trick!


no i did not, i was very tempted thought to cut all of those before I left

Originally Posted By: leland
Should be titled WOW! not How.

At least they used UF. I've seen similar with THHN taped together.

Lol, i do agree, if i could find the edit button, i would
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#186401 - 05/10/09 09:15 PM Re: HOW! [Re: JoeKP]
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Just did a re-read....an insurance company??
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#186402 - 05/11/09 04:37 AM Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1]
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HAHA, yeah!!!
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#186417 - 05/11/09 06:33 PM Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1]
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Originally Posted By: HotLine1
Just did a re-read....an insurance company??


And they're probably "self-insured"...

In Silicon Valley there is/was a UL lab building. Imagine if this sort of handiwork was found in their parking lot... laugh

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#186429 - 05/12/09 12:11 PM Re: HOW! [Re: wa2ise]
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I have been involved with Safety and EMI test labs getting product tested for compliance regulations. They usually full of "interesting" wiring practices. 240V 50 Hz bus ducts with 15 & 20 A US recepticles, 240V in 0-280V out Variacs with oversized fuses and electrical tape for fuse covers. 10 KW power supplies with multiple energized output leads just clamped to a piece of wood. Most of the power cord whips I saw had the just the insulated conductors hanging out of the back of the plug. Occasionally I saw the cable just poked thru the knock out with no attempt of strain relief.

These guys made engineers look good.

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#189302 - 09/30/09 06:44 PM Re: HOW! [Re: LarryC]
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NOT JUST HOW, BUT why????
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#189322 - 10/01/09 11:45 AM Re: HOW! [Re: gpsparky]
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The how doesn't look that hard. Those receptacles use the washer/screw termination. I imagine they just stabbed one wire down each side and tightened the screw. (like a QO breaker)
I bet the handy man was proud of himself and thought it was an elegant solution.
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