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#199598 - 03/02/11 02:13 PM How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville  
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#199601 - 03/02/11 02:53 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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I swear that it looks as if they spent more time doing it wrong than it would have taken to do it right. What a mess!


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#199607 - 03/02/11 07:53 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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Hey the door goes up and down don't it? :-{


#199610 - 03/02/11 08:52 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: EV607797]  
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Originally Posted by EV607797
I swear that it looks as if they spent more time doing it wrong than it would have taken to do it right. What a mess!

I beg to differ!
I'm pretty sure tacking NM to the fence was much faster than digging for UF or even pulling a proper overhead connection, and making flying splices tp plugs certainly saves on materials - no box needed, no receptacle, just an old plug, perhaps cut off some surplus cord or broken piece of electronics and some cheap tape. And wrapping wires around plug pins (which is what the splice in the garage looks like to me, I think you can see the outline of a NEMA 5-15 plug under that tape) is probably faster than nailing up a box and wiring a receptacle too.

So, yes, it's a terrible and scary hack job, but it probably was a lot faster and cheaper than doing it right.

BTW, our garden shed was wired by running an extension cord out between two courses of roof tiles, down the roof, along the fence (blocking the gate) and through a hole in the wall of the shed... at first we didn't even notice that because the whole run was overgrown with ivy.


#199621 - 03/02/11 10:25 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: Texas_Ranger]  
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you could be a redneck if....

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#199623 - 03/02/11 10:32 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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Nahh A real redneck would have run the RX all the way and stuck the stripped conductors into the receptacle. There would be no surge strip and the splice (between both G/D cords and the RX) would be wrapped with "camo" duct tape.
That was a city boy.


Greg Fretwell

#199628 - 03/02/11 11:22 PM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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Wonder what the voltage drop on this is?

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#199632 - 03/03/11 05:11 AM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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Curious that a fairly new-looking garage wouldn't have electrical service... I'll bet the permit chain on that one is impervious. I'm assuming that this guy didn't make an offer on the house.


#199675 - 03/04/11 11:06 AM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: electech]  
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All I can say is OMG!


#199677 - 03/04/11 11:18 AM Re: How to wire two garage door openers in Hackville [Re: gfretwell]  
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Originally Posted by gfretwell
Nahh A real redneck would have run the RX all the way and stuck the stripped conductors into the receptacle. There would be no surge strip and the splice (between both G/D cords and the RX) would be wrapped with "camo" duct tape.
That was a city boy.


lol Greg

but he's gotpotential!........(bad electrical pun intended)


Just did up a similar job, insurance company looked at this building full of similar hanging spaghetti , and demanded it all properly secured


i had a minor bout of if's, and's & butts about how NONE of it is right in the first place, to no avail....


seems i'm always a few steps behind this guy here>

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