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#60679 01/08/06 06:30 PM
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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!

A.D

#60680 01/08/06 06:42 PM
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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!

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

E-mail me.


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

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

#60684 01/08/06 08:32 PM
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Horrifying!


Mark Heller
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#60685 01/08/06 08:32 PM
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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

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#60686 01/08/06 08:50 PM
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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.

#60687 01/08/06 09:56 PM
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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.

#60688 01/08/06 10:05 PM
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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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