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#58450 - 11/10/05 03:17 PM Floating receptacle
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Remember the picture of the floating (Joy?) soap bottle with the receptacle in it. Anybody have the location of this pic? I know it's in the archives here someplace.

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#58451 - 11/10/05 04:20 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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Registered: 12/24/00
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That picture belongs to Joe Tedesco.

The bottle was used to plug in a TV set that was in an innertube, which was in a swimming pool.

The Darwin candidates would float around in the pool in their innertubes, and watch the floating TV.

Joe's e-mail address is currently not listed in his memmber profile, but he can be reached at JoeTedesco@JoeTedesco.org.

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#58452 - 11/10/05 05:22 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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http://electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000332.html


It is the first story covered in the article. If you e-mail Joe he can get you a better pic though.
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#58453 - 11/10/05 06:36 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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Registered: 01/19/04
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That photo was definitely a "Hall of Famer" if ever there was one. BTW, was that the same location with the light rope around the inside wall of the above-ground pool? Or maybe they're just kin...and both sterile I hope.
Andy

[This message has been edited by cavo148 (edited 11-10-2005).]

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#58454 - 11/10/05 07:12 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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I really should apply for a patent and start marketing these things
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#58455 - 11/10/05 08:52 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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#58456 - 11/10/05 09:17 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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I always assumed it was a joke.
That thing would be boiling in pool water. It might even operate the O/C device
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#58457 - 11/11/05 12:01 PM Re: Floating receptacle
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Thanks all

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#188201 - 07/24/09 08:35 PM Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Steve Miller]
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I still have that soap bottle image and will repost it soon.

What about a 230 volt hair dryer locate permanently in a dresser drawer?

I found one in London recently!

How can I get that picture posted here?
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#188202 - 07/24/09 09:09 PM Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Joe Tedesco]
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Joe, you can use the link here:

http://www.electrical-contractor.net/for...ite_#Post183396

to load it on to ECN's server and then link it to your post.



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