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#163898 - 05/20/07 05:04 PM Deadly Receptacle  
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This one pretty much explains itself. Second pic is the solution.

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#163947 - 05/21/07 10:35 AM Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Admin]  
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#163958 - 05/21/07 05:06 PM Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Gloria]  
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I suppose I should have mentioned that the "ground rod" (actually a piece of 1/2" copper tube) was the sole method of "grounding" this outlet. It had an old 2-wire feed.


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#163978 - 05/22/07 03:50 PM Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: CTwireman]  
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The difference between grounding and bonding never more visually apparent.


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#164159 - 05/26/07 01:46 PM Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Tesla]  
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Just curious. Why was this outlet blanked off instead of installing a GFI receptacle and bubble cover? Now Harry Homeowner will have to run his extension cord in through a window or door to plug it in.


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#164160 - 05/26/07 02:10 PM Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: ArkySparky2B]  
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Originally Posted by ArkySparky2B
Just curious. Why was this outlet blanked off instead of installing a GFI receptacle and bubble cover? Now Harry Homeowner will have to run his extension cord in through a window or door to plug it in.


And if the house is old enough for no grounds, he'll be plugging into old dilapidated wiring.

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