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Porta-Potty Power #175590
03/05/08 10:27 AM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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From amurray

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I saw this image on CNN . com and was curious what the real story could be (assuming the picture is real).


It would appear someone took the NEC requirement for a receptacle in a bathroom to an extreme laugh

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Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: renosteinke] #175596
03/05/08 11:42 AM
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Never, ever under estimate the "creativity" of human beings.


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Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: sparkyinak] #175597
03/05/08 11:50 AM
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The meter is on a separate structure from the porta-potty. I don't know, but maybe this is just the storage area for United Site Services? A search on that phone number turned up this site: http://www.unitedsiteservices.com/markets/northern-california.html

In addition to porta-potties, they also provide temporary power, including hookups to the local POCO ... which would require meters, of course!

Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: BrianP] #175611
03/05/08 08:30 PM
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Well, that would be one way to save space on the jobsite, Consolidate your temp service and facilities in one unit! Hey, even put a ventilation fan in there wink


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Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: BrianP] #175612
03/05/08 08:48 PM
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palo alto, ca usa

Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: BrianP] #175614
03/05/08 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BrianP
The meter is on a separate structure from the porta-potty....
Gees, just take our fun away smile

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...In addition to porta-potties, they also provide temporary power, including hookups to the local POCO ... which would require meters, of course!
That is an interestion business venture. "Bob's Electric and Porta Potty Service"







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Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: sparkyinak] #175618
03/05/08 11:50 PM
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renosteinke  Offline OP
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OK, just to play devils' advocate .... many of those porta-potties have sinks in them. Why should the receptacle requirement NOT apply? After all, many of them sit in the same place for years on end.....

Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: renosteinke] #175620
03/06/08 12:56 AM
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Because when the wind blows the thing over, the blue stuff will ruin the GFCI

Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: renosteinke] #175622
03/06/08 01:14 AM
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sparkyinak  Offline
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Originally Posted by renosteinke
After all, many of them sit in the same place for years on end.....

Are you talking about the porta jon or the ones who usually uses them all the time?


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Re: Porta-Potty Power [Re: sparkyinak] #175646
03/06/08 11:21 PM
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I am assuming that out of the frame there is a huge concrete block anchoring that blue steel thing in place... or.. maybe not?

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