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A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) #161656 04/06/07 01:22 AM
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Found this for sale at a local auction today.


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Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Admin] #161663 04/06/07 07:56 AM
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IanR Offline
Gotta love those suicide cords frown

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: IanR] #161669 04/06/07 11:19 AM
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SvenNYC Offline
Lovely. I hope he used the appropriate fuses. wink

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: SvenNYC] #161727 04/07/07 03:19 AM
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noderaser Offline
I was helping a disabled lady during a power outage this past winter, who had just bought a generator and needed help putting it together. It came with sufficient cabling to run the hot end through the sliding door on her deck, but she instead wanted me to rig up a suicide cord for her so she could plug multiple things in, and not have the door cracked open. I promptly refused; in retrospect, I should have at least suggested she turn off the breakers. The safety of the lineman restoring service to the area would probably have appreciated it.

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser] #161745 04/07/07 10:53 AM
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Texas_Ranger Offline
Would love to have the generator, but without that cord! wink
If it were mine it would probably receive a set of solidly mounted IP 44 Schuko sockets and maybe one blue CEE to provide temporary power in remote locations and run portable appliances.

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Texas_Ranger] #161885 04/08/07 11:40 PM
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EV607797 Offline
Those aren't suicide cords....They are HOMICIDE cords!


"But the guy at Home Depot said it would work."
Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: EV607797] #161905 04/09/07 12:34 PM
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Ann Brush Offline
What is amazing is the fact that the photo was taken in (I assume) bright sunlight - a rare occurrence for the UK I'm told smile

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Admin] #161910 04/09/07 04:21 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
Made up for by our sunny smiles, Ann.

Expectation smile
Anticipation whistle
Consternation frown
Satisfaction smirk
Precipitation crazy
Foreign vacation! laugh

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Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Alan Belson] #161949 04/10/07 03:41 PM
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gideonr Offline
Should I have removed it and thrown it in the trash, do you think?

Full sunshine, people got sunburnt. We have unpredictable weather, which is why we talk about it so much...

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: noderaser] #163355 05/07/07 12:29 AM
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Samurai Offline
I've been pestering the local reps to cough up a 100/30A transfer switch, not so you could run
an entire 100A sub panel on a 30A generator cord, but so you could leave on the refrigerator and maybe a couple lights, but still have a true 100A during normal operation strictly for the safety of the linemen! -guess I gotta go into production.


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