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A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) #161656
04/06/07 01:22 AM
04/06/07 01:22 AM
Admin  Offline
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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
04/06/07 07:56 AM
IanR  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 328
Palm Bay FL USA
Gotta love those suicide cords frown

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: IanR] #161669
04/06/07 11:19 AM
04/06/07 11:19 AM
SvenNYC  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,691
New York City
Lovely. I hope he used the appropriate fuses. wink

Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: SvenNYC] #161727
04/07/07 03:19 AM
04/07/07 03:19 AM
noderaser  Offline
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 404
Portland, Oregon, United State...
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
04/07/07 10:53 AM
Texas_Ranger  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 2,452
Vienna, Austria
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
04/08/07 11:40 PM
EV607797  Offline
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 745
Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Those aren't suicide cords....They are HOMICIDE cords!


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Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: EV607797] #161905
04/09/07 12:34 PM
04/09/07 12:34 PM
Ann Brush  Offline
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 152
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
04/09/07 04:21 PM
Alan Belson  Offline
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,803
Mayenne N. France
Made up for by our sunny smiles, Ann.

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

Last edited by Alan Belson; 04/09/07 04:23 PM.

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Re: A Local Auction 'Find' (UK) [Re: Alan Belson] #161949
04/10/07 03:41 PM
04/10/07 03:41 PM
gideonr  Offline
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 161
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
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
05/07/07 12:29 AM
Samurai  Offline
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 46
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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