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#110045 - 01/14/06 12:21 AM GDO on Speaker wire  
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I got a call to do an estimate for a kitchen remodel, and noticed something funny about the garage door opener... There's also a pic of the cabinet makers extension cord cap [Linked Image]


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#110046 - 01/14/06 01:07 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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Hope he's better at making cabinets than he is at installing cord caps.


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#110047 - 01/14/06 03:20 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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Holy SMOKES. 20 Amps on maybe 16 G. speaker wire?


#110048 - 01/14/06 11:13 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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WOW thats unbelivable.


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#110049 - 01/14/06 11:51 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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The garage opener in the picture draws about 2.5 amps. But that speaker cable still needs to be removed pronto.


#110050 - 01/14/06 11:01 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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You sure that's speaker wire and not transparent-insulation lamp cord? The stuff does exist.

I have some things fitted with cord like that -- usually it's lamps.

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#110051 - 01/15/06 01:35 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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Just another form of "firewire"


#110052 - 02/04/06 10:09 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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You sure that's speaker wire and not transparent-insulation lamp cord? The stuff does exist.

I have some things fitted with cord like that -- usually it's lamps.

Me too, I have a US table lamp with translucent SPT1 zip cord. I guess if the opener weren't plug connected but hard wired this would be ok in some countries - the load limits the current, removing the need for OC protection. Short circuit protection is provided by the 20amp breaker.

Anyway, with that creative trailing socket it's illegal.


#110053 - 02/04/06 11:59 AM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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In pic #3, is that two duplex 20A recepts in a 4-square box?


#110054 - 02/04/06 12:04 PM Re: GDO on Speaker wire  
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Either that or a 2-gang box. Why?


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