ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
dsk 13
Admin 4
Recent Posts
electircal ageing test on IPC
by SIAME. 08/15/17 02:43 AM
electrical aging test on IPC
by gfretwell. 08/15/17 12:27 AM
Bathroom electrical
by gfretwell. 08/14/17 02:05 AM
"Line level" audio on Cat 5?
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:39 PM
Fire alarm phone lines and color coding
by gfretwell. 08/08/17 10:26 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
Popular Topics(Views)
239,870 Are you busy
175,422 Re: Forum
167,719 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 27 guests, and 10 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#109617 - 11/10/05 07:51 AM How not to Plugmold  
electure  Offline


Member
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,260
Fullerton, CA USA
I don't know where they had (or if they had) the hot conductor connected to this thing.
When I touched this plug strip and a piece of grounded equipment at the same time, I got a jolt.
Maybe the hot was just dead ended and touching the case of the pmold.??

The 2 gang cover was not screwed to the junction box behind it, but to the tall backsplash.

The only good thing about it? I was at this veterinary office to remove it from above the countertop.....Scott

[Linked Image]


[Linked Image]


2017 / 2014 NEC & Related Books and Study Guides

#109618 - 11/12/05 01:43 AM Re: How not to Plugmold  
DougW  Offline
Member
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
[Linked Image]

Glad you weren't on a wet floor, man!


#109619 - 11/13/05 03:59 AM Re: How not to Plugmold  
kiwi  Offline
Member
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 354
christchurch new zealand
HOLY CRAP !


#109620 - 11/13/05 11:27 AM Re: How not to Plugmold  
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
And, for good measure, it looks as if they had also disconnected / cut the green wire as well!

Plugmold typically comes with wires at each end; it is possible that they failed to cap off them.

Another possibility- one suggested by the scratching inside the plugmold- is that they simply couldn't get it closed with the wire-nuts that they had.
Our friends at Wiremold actually have their own connectors, which fit inside the case, and do not require you to "fold back" one of the wires. Their instructions are more than a little confusing, but they are better than wire-nuts for this job.



Member Spotlight
Niko
Niko
Campbell, CA
Posts: 356
Joined: August 2006
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.012s Queries: 14 (0.002s) Memory: 0.7610 MB (Peak: 0.8918 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-08-17 08:03:09 UTC