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Zip cord as permanent wiring #111200
09/14/06 04:05 PM
09/14/06 04:05 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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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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Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring #111201
09/14/06 04:09 PM
09/14/06 04:09 PM
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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

Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring #111202
09/14/06 05:13 PM
09/14/06 05:13 PM
renosteinke  Offline OP
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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!

Re: Zip cord as permanent wiring #111203
09/15/06 02:03 AM
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napervillesoundtech  Offline
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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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