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

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Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Admin] #163947
05/21/07 09:35 AM
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Such a nice plant, what is that?


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Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Gloria] #163958
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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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Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: CTwireman] #163978
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The difference between grounding and bonding never more visually apparent.


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Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: Tesla] #164159
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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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Re: Deadly Receptacle [Re: ArkySparky2B] #164160
05/26/07 01:10 PM
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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.

Ian (50s wiring) A.


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