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#58450 - 11/10/05 07:17 PM Floating receptacle  
Steve Miller  Offline
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 325
Loudoun Cty, VA
Remember the picture of the floating (Joy?) soap bottle with the receptacle in it. Anybody have the location of this pic? I know it's in the archives here someplace.

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#58451 - 11/10/05 08:20 PM Re: Floating receptacle  
electure  Offline

Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,262
Fullerton, CA USA
That picture belongs to Joe Tedesco.

The bottle was used to plug in a TV set that was in an innertube, which was in a swimming pool.

The Darwin candidates would float around in the pool in their innertubes, and watch the floating TV.

Joe's e-mail address is currently not listed in his memmber profile, but he can be reached at

#58452 - 11/10/05 09:22 PM Re: Floating receptacle  
GA76JW  Offline
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Posts: 193
Suwanee, GA USA

It is the first story covered in the article. If you e-mail Joe he can get you a better pic though.

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#58453 - 11/10/05 10:36 PM Re: Floating receptacle  
cavo148  Offline
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Posts: 79
New Jersey
That photo was definitely a "Hall of Famer" if ever there was one. BTW, was that the same location with the light rope around the inside wall of the above-ground pool? Or maybe they're just kin...and both sterile I hope.

[This message has been edited by cavo148 (edited 11-10-2005).]

#58454 - 11/10/05 11:12 PM Re: Floating receptacle  
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Posts: 265
I really should apply for a patent and start marketing these things [Linked Image]


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#58455 - 11/11/05 12:52 AM Re: Floating receptacle  
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#58456 - 11/11/05 01:17 AM Re: Floating receptacle  
gfretwell  Offline

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Posts: 9,120
I always assumed it was a joke.
That thing would be boiling in pool water. It might even operate the O/C device

Greg Fretwell

#58457 - 11/11/05 04:01 PM Re: Floating receptacle  
Steve Miller  Offline
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Loudoun Cty, VA
Thanks all

#188201 - 07/24/09 11:35 PM Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Steve Miller]  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
I still have that soap bottle image and will repost it soon.

What about a 230 volt hair dryer locate permanently in a dresser drawer?

I found one in London recently!

How can I get that picture posted here?

Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#188202 - 07/25/09 12:09 AM Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Joe Tedesco]  
electure  Offline

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Posts: 4,262
Fullerton, CA USA
Joe, you can use the link here:


to load it on to ECN's server and then link it to your post.

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