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Home-made Coverplate #107604 08/14/04 12:36 AM
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I found this in a detached one-car garage. This is two covers that have been caulked (not glued) together. Better yet, there were three six-foot, daisy-chained #18 extension cords, connected together, one end plugged into this receptacle and the other end supplying power to a 1/2 horsepower garage door opener. It brought a smile and a frown to my face all within a two second time frame!

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Re: Home-made Coverplate #107605 08/14/04 02:34 PM
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Points for ingenuity = +20
Points for GFCI in a garage = +25
Points for idiocy (ignorance?) = -40

Hey, it's not like the garage door opener is a constant load or anything, right?

Given what we've seen here (Hi Randy [Linked Image]), I'd call it a draw.

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107606 08/14/04 11:41 PM
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Hey, it's not like the garage door opener is a constant load or anything, right?

Yeah, you dont need that pesky ground feature either then! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

I've got a thread someplace around here with a "custom" faceplate job like this... Although the one I saw would actually be kinda on the rare side if you could get it at all... (triplex despard & duplex recept, 2 gang) The GFI/toggle switch plate can be found at any Home Depot... As for the garage door opener, I've seen it all! [Linked Image] I've even caught a certain nationwide department store chain installing the openers & then supplying extension cords for them! [Linked Image] More than one H.O. has gotten reimbursed for installing the proper wiring & outlet for these. [Linked Image]

-Randy

PS... Hi Doug [Linked Image]

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107607 08/15/04 09:34 AM
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Doug: You're actually right on the dollar; the opener is THE only load in this garage, so that's one positive thing going for 'em!

Randy: You definitely got the record of posting the most wacky installs! I'm just trying to keep up with ya! [Linked Image]

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107608 08/15/04 12:00 PM
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LOL... I wish someone would keep up! I'm starting to feel like somethings wrong with me! [Linked Image] [Linked Image] This is definitely something I wouldn't be suprised by around here [Linked Image]

-Randy

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107609 08/15/04 01:11 PM
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Randy, its the Service work... Most of us see one job every day for months. You might hit five jobs a day, and they only call you if it's NOT working.... You also (it sounds like) cover LA to SD, and parts east. Man, that's a huge area. That's millions of bad HO installs waiting for you.

The odds are against you. You see more in more places than most of us. Wear it like a badge of honor..... At least someones trying to keep up!


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Re: Home-made Coverplate #107610 08/15/04 04:59 PM
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- another 100 points: Exposed NM

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107611 08/15/04 09:46 PM
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i have one service call sometime back with machine shop and they called me to request bunch of plastic covers because of metal shaving blowing out the twistlock repectales btw yeah they are 480 volts 3 phase suckers and to slove it i redesign it to prevent metal shaving going in there by useing the in use weather proof 2 gang box cover it work slick to keep the metal shaving off [ the cost about 13 buck each and i do 50 of the twist lock each and add the markup you get the idea [Linked Image]]

but few other place do win hand me down is home made covers some are really disgusting outright

merci, marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107612 08/16/04 08:03 AM
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How 'bout those "sectional" or "modular" coverplates I see at the Home Depot??

You can make any configuration, as-many-gang plate as you want from them.

They look like absolute crap when they're done. [Linked Image]

I've used them as temporaries while waiting for special order plates.

This picture isn't much worse IMO. At least it's out in the garage

Re: Home-made Coverplate #107613 08/30/04 08:02 AM
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Are my eyes deceiving me or is that zip cord??? What the heck is it doing there???


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