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#111200 - 09/14/06 03:05 PM Zip cord as permanent wiring  
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While we've all seen garage doors powered by extension cords, I think this guy added a few flourishes of his own.

First, the flying connection:

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Then there is the artful transition to the wall:

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Finally, there is the power source:

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(The yellow cord belongs to the carpenter working on this fire re-model)


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#111201 - 09/14/06 03:09 PM Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring  
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The yellow cord belongs to the carpenter working on this fire re-model.


Please don't tell me "electrical wiring" was the cause of the fire.

Larry


#111202 - 09/14/06 04:13 PM Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring  
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Thanks, Larry; I should have been more explicit.

The fire was caused by a pan of cooking oil being left unattended on the range. The fire damage was limited to the kitchen / dining area.
Three cheers for solid brick interior walls!


#111203 - 09/15/06 01:03 AM Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring  
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That reaks. Think of the voltage drop there. Also, NO GROUND! That is definately not how this should be done.



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