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Temporary Holiday Display #113274
04/08/02 10:59 PM
04/08/02 10:59 PM
Admin  Offline
Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 3,524
Thanks to Dave K. for the Following Photos taken of a Holiday Lighting Display;

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Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113275
04/09/02 10:58 PM
04/09/02 10:58 PM
John Steinke  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 518
Reno,Nv., USA
I just spoke to my friends Bill and Al. Bill is quite proud to have such fine work done in a town named after him, and Al points out that "there is no controlling legal authority."

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113276
07/17/02 08:43 AM
07/17/02 08:43 AM
AlphaOperator  Offline
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 20
Erie, PA, USA
Wow. The scary thing is that there are probably dozens, if not hundreds, of large holiday lighting schemes that may also be set up like this.

It's really shocking (pardon the pun) that people still don't understand that 110 is dangerous, be it a shock hazard or fire hazard, or both.

Heh, wow, ten plugs into an extension cord... at my house 3 is a max... I think the lights say you can only plug X number together safely...

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113277
07/17/02 05:03 PM
07/17/02 05:03 PM
Gwz  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 197
Maybe the ambient temperature helps.

Has anyone ever read 527.2(A) or 305-2(a) ?


Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113278
07/17/02 05:46 PM
07/17/02 05:46 PM
Bjarney  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 2,527
West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
OK, so much for the OSHA prohibition of using NM cable as an extension-cord substitute. And forget not using live vegetation to support wiring.

They used to say that rainwater was less conductive than tap water for its 'purity.' Would that extend to muddy snow?

Maybe mass-ganged cord caps with snow derating are really safer than a stack of those 'extry outlet' air fresheners.

UL has a fairly good presence in a lot of countries that make 'export' electrical goods. I wonder if they ever anticipated this mode of operation?

[This message has been edited by Bjarney (edited 07-17-2002).]

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113279
07/18/02 07:34 PM
07/18/02 07:34 PM
HotLine1  Online Content

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 7,039
Brick, NJ USA
If there was ever a installation that deserved an "award"!
Went to the linked site......
Nice to see that there are some bubble covers
Also, in the pic with the 4x4, are those light strings across the road???
As I don't see any controls, I guess some brave guy turns it on at the panels?


Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113280
07/18/02 08:08 PM
07/18/02 08:08 PM
arseegee  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 324
Statesboro, GA USA
I have seen an exact replica of this back in '98. It was at the local tech college I was attending to learn... you guessed it... the NEC. We would chuckle every time we walked outside for a break.

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113281
08/31/02 01:09 AM
08/31/02 01:09 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,250
SI,New Zealand
Who the hell done this work?,
They need to be taken to task for the
lack of mechanical protection.
What sort of wire is used there?, it looks
like single core TPS, with all them
wires, I may be wrong.
But, just because it is a temporary
installation, doesn't mean it should be done
slack, like this one.
The use of multiple power connectors,
worries me,especially used outside.

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113282
08/31/02 05:37 PM
08/31/02 05:37 PM
Electricmanscott  Offline
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 1,457
Holden, MA USA
You guys keep your cameras out of my yard!

Re: Temporary Holiday Display #113283
09/01/02 09:55 AM
09/01/02 09:55 AM
circuit man  Offline
Joined: Nov 2001
Posts: 273
scott, couldn't be your yard?could it. [Linked Image]

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