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Someone suggested this plug, with its loop of wire, was designed specifically to blow a fuse so you'd know which circuit the outlet was on. Does that sound right? Could it have served any other purpose?
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Electrical Nostalgia
07/15/19 07:22 PM
Thanks for the confirmation and photos. Identification as an "Edison" plug led me to Museum of Plugs and Sockets which has some additional information.
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Safety News and Product Recalls
07/11/19 03:08 PM
Hunter Fan Recalls Brunswick Three and Four Light Ceiling Fans Due to Shock Hazard:

Recall Date: June 20, 2019
Recall Number: 19-139

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Hunter Brunswick three and four light ceiling fans

Hazard:
The light kit wires can be damaged, posing an electric shock hazard to the consumer.

Remedy:
Repair

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled ceiling fans and contact Hunter to receive a free replacement light kit.

Consumer Contact:
Hunter toll-free at 866-326-2003 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.hunterfan.com and click on the “Recall” link at the bottom of the page for more information.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/H...r-Light-Ceiling-Fans-Due-to-Shock-Hazard

Recall Details

Units:
About 7,800

Description:
This recall involves Hunter Brunswick ceiling fan models 52262, 52263, 54178, 54179, 54184, 54185. The model number can be found on a label on top of the motor housing. The recalled ceiling fans have three or four lights. The fans have four blades and range from 44-inches to 60-inches in blade span. They were sold in the following colors: white motor housing with white blades on one side and gray oak blades on the other side; black (natural iron) motor housing with gray oak blades on one side and aged oak blades on the other side.

Incidents/Injuries:
Hunter has received one report of damaged light kit wires. No injuries have been reported.

Sold At:
Lighting store showrooms nationwide and online e-commerce retailers where ceiling fans are sold from November 2017 through May 2019 for between $150 and $300.

Importer(s):
Hunter Fan Company, of Memphis, Tenn.

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
07/11/19 03:03 PM
Honeywell Recalls Gamewell-FCI and Notifier Photoelectric Smoke Sensors Sold with Fire Alarm Systems Due to Failure to Alert of a Fire:

Recall Date: June 21, 2019
Recall Number: 19-141

Recall Summary


Name of product:
“-IV” Intelligent photoelectric smoke sensors sold with fire alarm systems

Hazard:
The photoelectric smoke sensor can malfunction and cause the fire alarm system to fail to alert occupants in commercial buildings of a fire.

Remedy:
Replace

Consumers should immediately contact Gamewell-FCI or Notifier to receive a free replacement photoelectric smoke sensor.

Consumer Contact:
Gamewell-FCI at 800-633-1311 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.gamewell-fci.com and click on "Safety Bulletin" or contact Notifier at 800-289-3473 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at hwll.co/CPSCsafetyFSP-951-IV.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/H...ystems-Due-to-Failure-to-Alert-of-a-Fire

Recall Details


Units:
About 22,000

Description:
This recall involves “-IV” Intelligent photoelectric smoke sensors sold with fire alarm systems installed primarily in commercial buildings; not sold to retailers or consumers. The smoke sensors are round, ivory in color, and measure four inches in diameter. The model number, date codes and Honeywell or Notifier are printed on the back label of the smoke sensor. See CPSC Recall Notice for brand names, model numbers, date codes, and configuration.

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported

Sold At:
Gamewell-FCI and Notifier distributors nationwide between March 2018 and January 2019 for about $115.

Manufacturer(s):
Honeywell International Inc., of Northford, Conn.

Manufactured In:
Mexico
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Safety News and Product Recalls
07/11/19 02:54 PM
H.E. Industrial Recalls Electric Garage Heaters Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: June 21, 2019
Recall Number: 19-140

Recall Summary


Name of product:
Electric garage heaters

Hazard:
The heating element can overheat, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled heaters. Contact H.E. Industrial to get a full refund or return the heaters to a Northern Tool store for a full refund or a gift certificate for heaters purchased at Northern Tool stores. For heaters purchased at Menards, contact H.E. Industrial for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:
H.E. Industrial toll-free at 888-538-0082 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET, email at service@hena.ca or online at https://www.home-easy.ca/ and click on Recall Information for more information.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/H-E-Industrial-Recalls-Electric-Garage-Heaters-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details


Units:
About 8,500

Description:
This recall involves the Profusion Heat electric garage heaters with model number HA22-48M. The heaters are red, have a grill on the front and a handle on the top. They measure about 13 inches high and 10 inches wide. The label, located on the back of the heater, contains the model number. The thermostat control is located at the bottom of the heater on the back.

Incidents/Injuries:
None reported in the United States.

Sold At:
Menards and Northern Tool stores and online at www.menards.com and www.northerntool.com from August 2014 through March 2019 for about $100.

Manufacturer(s):
Zhilang Electrical Co., Ltd., of China

Importer(s):
Northern Tool and H.E. Industrial, of Canada

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
07/11/19 02:50 PM
QTOP USA Recalls LED Work Light Replacement Bulbs Due to Fire Hazard:

Recall Date: June 25, 2019
Recall Number: 19-145

Recall Summary


Name of product:
LED Work Light Replacement Bulbs

Hazard:
The LED replacement bulbs can overheat due to an electrical malfunction, posing a fire hazard.

Remedy:
Refund

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled LED replacement bulbs, discard them and contact QTOP USA for instructions on receiving a full refund.

Consumer Contact:
QTOP USA at 800-859-0889 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.qtoplighting.com and click on the “Contact Us” tab for more information or email at info@qtoplighting.com.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/Q...ght-Replacement-Bulbs-Due-to-Fire-Hazard

Recall Details


Units:
About 5,600

Description:
This recall involves QTOP WL100 and WL300R LED work lamps/LED Heavy Duty Rough Service bulbs used in incandescent trouble lights. QTOP, the model/serial Numbers WL100 and WL 300R, and date codes 1902/0518 can be found on the top at the back side of the bulb.

Incidents/Injuries:
QTOP has received five incidents of smoking and fire from the LED bulbs. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

Sold At:
Econ O Line Products and Orgill Dealer Market trade shows from October 2017 through July 2018 for about $20.

Manufacturer(s):
Ningbo QTOP IMP & EXP CO. LTD , of China

Importer(s):
QTOP USA INC., of Artesia, Calif.

Manufactured In:
China
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Safety News and Product Recalls
07/11/19 02:43 PM
Universal Security Instruments Recalls to Inspect Smoke Alarms Due to Risk of Failure to Alert Consumers to a Fire:

Recall Date: July 10, 2019
Recall Number: 19-162

Recall Summary


Name of product:
Battery powered smoke and fire alarms

Hazard:
The smoke alarms can have a misaligned internal switch causing the alarms to not activate properly, posing a risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire.

Remedy:
Replace

Consumers should immediately inspect their smoke alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately. Press the test button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm sounds no further action is required. Additional instructions are located on the firm’s website. If smoke alarm does not sound during the test, consumers should immediately contact Universal Security for a replacement.

Consumer Contact:
Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Pictures available here:
https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2019/U...-of-Failure-to-Alert-Consumers-to-a-Fire

Recall Details


Units:
About 180,000

Description:
This recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10 year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11. The smoke alarms are white in color and 5½ inches in diameter. “Universal” and “Smoke & Fire Alarm” are printed on the front cover of the alarm. The label on the back of the alarm lists the model number and date code.

Incidents/Injuries:
The company has received 134 reports of failure to properly activate during installation.

Sold At:
Online through specialty wholesalers and others from July 2015 to December 2016 about $20

Importer(s):
Universal Security Instruments, of Owings Mills, Md.

Manufactured In:
Hong Kong
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General Discussion Area
07/10/19 10:33 PM
The issue seems to be does the supplemental green wire ground need to satisfy 250.122 even though the EMT itself already does.
It does occur to me he can shut the inspector down if he installs an IG receptacle on the 120/20a circuit connected to the green wire. (In a plastic box)
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General Discussion Area
07/05/19 05:24 PM
Hey:

First, Welcome to ECN.

From your posted profile I see you are a welder, that's a good profession!

Basically, the point I was making is that the local supply houses (mom & pops) have been taking a beating from the big box stores, and on line sources.

To that, IMHO you have a local source that you can go to for materials, they will assist you in any issues with what you purchase there, and the mom & pops can provide a wealth of advice on materials.

The big box stores provide extended hours and are open seven days, (where allowed by law) which can be very helpful for something that you may need when the others are closed for the day. Advice from the big box can be sketchy sometimes.
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NEC & other Code issues
07/03/19 09:13 PM
I think as ground ring is probably the most effective electrode if sparky gets there after the footers are poured but the price of the copper makes it cost prohibitive. The state put it in the bid for the toll booths and radio towers in addition to Ufers and rods. They wanted good grounds. The Ufer connection being made available is part of the 1&2 family structural inspection here so it ends up being pretty universal.
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General Discussion Area
06/25/19 07:53 PM
The solution
i used back in the day was buy a new unit at the supply house, same brand and model. Install the plate with the motor and impeller, plug it in, done.

You or the client may discover that the "part" from the mfg may cost as much or more than a new fan.
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