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#214676 - 01/07/15 06:24 PM Electrical Nostalgia?
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Photo1 is a memorial to the folks who developed the water to electricity analogy at an obscure laboratory in lower Bezerkistan in the early part of the 20th century.



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Photo2 shows how many of us got our first experience with electricity.
Now we know why the unit Hertz is used, because that is what it does....60 times a second.....

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#214685 - 01/09/15 05:55 PM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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Probably a good job it was only a 110 volt outlet at least that only gives a tingle
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#214780 - 01/23/15 09:46 AM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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That first photo is an obvious code violation, you can't put a chair that close to a sliding glass door. Also, there should be an aerator on the faucet.
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#214787 - 01/24/15 09:34 AM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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That first photo is an obvious code violation, you can't put a chair that close to a sliding glass door. Also, there should be an aerator on the faucet.


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A Chair may be within 1" of a Sliding Glass Door, provided that the Faucet does not have an Aerator installed.

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#215186 - 03/15/15 04:54 PM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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That's looks just like me with a butter knife at that age. I guess I know what my muse was for becoming an electrician....
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#215188 - 03/16/15 11:15 PM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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Bobby hair pin was my experiment at about 5 years old smile
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#215190 - 03/18/15 04:34 AM Re: Electrical Nostalgia? [Re: Admin]
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Embarrassing to recall these things! Not sure how old, but certainly still in single digits.
I was proud to work out that by twisting short lengths of flex around the pins of the plugs I could have both the electric heater and the reading lamp working on the one socket in my bedroom. (These would be 15amp round pin plugs then). I recall my Dad was less impressed, but I think I did get a two way adaptor soon after.
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