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Getting the Electric Chair #110570
05/15/06 08:10 PM
05/15/06 08:10 PM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
We've been through the misuse and misinstallation of floor receptacles in other threads.

I saw this one and thought it was especially nice.
Although this is in a "Medical Building", the place doesn't even come close to complying with NEC Chapters 1-4, and Article 517 might as well not exist [Linked Image]

This gave new gusto to my lifelong fear of going to the dentist. I think I'd rather just let my teeth rot. They're sure not gonna knock ME out and start sticking grounded metal drills and such in MY mouth.

How good a conductor is a metal filling in a tooth, anyway?

[Linked Image]

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Re: Getting the Electric Chair #110571
05/16/06 06:13 AM
05/16/06 06:13 AM
PEdoubleNIZZLE  Offline
Joined: Jun 2004
Posts: 176
McKeesport, PA, USA
Not sure how good a conductor a filling is, but mine fell out a few days ago. If I find it, i'll check it. As for gettin my filling redone, after seeing this pic, I think I can handle it myself. A bottle of whiskey, and my soldering Iron. After all, I just got my IPC J-STD-001D in soldering...

Re: Getting the Electric Chair #110572
05/18/06 12:14 PM
05/18/06 12:14 PM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Well. You can always stick the probes from an ohm-meter into your mouth.... [Linked Image]

Re: Getting the Electric Chair #110573
05/22/06 04:16 PM
05/22/06 04:16 PM
napervillesoundtech  Offline
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 144
Naperville, IL, USA
At least there is no ground up/down argument here! Seriously, though, it is thingls like this that cause problems. What if someone was to spill something on this? I am assuming that if the installer didn't know enough to wire this right, there probably isn't a GFCI on it.


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