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Re: I feel sorry, #60679 01/08/06 06:30 PM
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Rewired Offline
Wow.. I can't believe what I saw.. I guess to the normal homeowner they do not see the dangers in backfeeding from a generator..and that a stepdown transformer will work "backwards"...
Those setups are simply not 'idiot proof" as my former employer put it.
I don't know what else to say, it blows my mind that crap like that is availible out there FOR SALE!


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Re: I feel sorry, #60680 01/08/06 06:42 PM
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renosteinke Offline
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Fifteen pages to tell you how to atach two things to a piece of wire? His "day job" must have something to do with writing the tax code!

Re: I feel sorry, #60681 01/08/06 07:00 PM
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iwire Offline
I believe I have the name, address and telephone number.

E-mail me.

Bob Badger
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Re: I feel sorry, #60682 01/08/06 07:39 PM
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sierra electrician Offline
From the looks of this set-up I woan't be able to run my dryer. What good is that!

Re: I feel sorry, #60683 01/08/06 07:41 PM
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NJwirenut Offline
Just hang the clothes in the backyard. The heat from the ensuing house fire will dry them real fast....

Re: I feel sorry, #60684 01/08/06 08:32 PM
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Re: I feel sorry, #60685 01/08/06 08:32 PM
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Speedy Petey Offline
Bob, his name and address are public knowledge, he put it right in the listing.
10 seconds in an internet white pages got his phone number.

He's obviously not that bright.

edit: typo

[This message has been edited by Speedy Petey (edited 01-08-2006).]

Speedy Petey

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein
Re: I feel sorry, #60686 01/08/06 08:50 PM
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NORCAL Offline
Perhaps the only way to make it known that bootleg genny hookups are not to be done is, if caught the law should require ALL utilities be shut off for a year,( electric/ gas/water/phones/ internet/ CATV) perhaps then they might get the hint that there is something wrong with their actions.

P.S. I am prob. wrong as everything is ALWAYS someone elses fault.

Re: I feel sorry, #60687 01/08/06 09:56 PM
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JCooper Offline
Did anybody happen to notice the size wire he is using on top of all this, it looks #12, #10 tops, would you run your entire house off that? But that would also give you another place to dry clothes. The problem with electricity is that it almost always works.

Re: I feel sorry, #60688 01/08/06 10:05 PM
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mamills Offline
I'm not sure really what is the bigger tragedy here; This guy selling these "Suicide Cords" (a quite appropriate name for them), or the people who either lack the intelligence or responsibility to their families who have bought this "report" [Linked Image].

(paraphrased)..."An hour to locate the needed, parts and an hour to assemble them."

...And a lifetime to consider the terrible consequences of such a device [Linked Image](my words).

I'm with Petey. This should be illegal and prosecuted as such. It is no less SINISTER than manufacturing or selling illegal drugs.

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 01-08-2006).]

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