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Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104590
03/17/03 08:53 PM
03/17/03 08:53 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Boston, Massachusetts USA
Watch the baby honey, I've got to go and get a new bulb, my cigar and a cold beer!

[Linked Image]

Honey please reset the breaker, it tripped again!! The baby pulled on the cord again!

[Linked Image]

What person would put their family in so much danger?


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104591
03/17/03 10:00 PM
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Elec_VA  Offline
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Sterling, VA, USA
Eek!

Very very scary! The worst part is that he actually put some time into this mess, and the GFI still isn't level! [Linked Image] To tink someone said "Hey honey, come and look what I just did!"

Scary!


Pete
Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104592
03/17/03 11:04 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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New York City
That orange extension cord is also missing the grounding pin.

Notice the round hole is up and the cap is oriented down with the flat side opposite where the ground pin should be.

So the whatever-it-is that's on the other end isn't even grounded!! You say it's a pump??? Oh man.....god forbid that thing should ever develop a short-circuit.

What does the user do when they need to use the hairdryer or the electric-shaver? Plug in a triple-tap? [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104593
03/17/03 11:44 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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young harris georgia usa
Incredible!

[This message has been edited by ga.sparky56 (edited 03-17-2003).]

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104594
03/18/03 12:53 AM
03/18/03 12:53 AM
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frenchelectrican  Offline
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Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
ecrase!!!!!( overwhelmed !!!)) [Linked Image]

i wondering how anyone can be still alive with this kind of crap to engdanger someone who they love the most [Linked Image]


merci marc


Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104595
03/18/03 01:06 AM
03/18/03 01:06 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Joined: Oct 2000
Posts: 2,749
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Here's the "swag lamp"!!
[Linked Image]


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104596
03/18/03 12:53 PM
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SvenNYC  Offline
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New York City
Those little rotary cord switches normally used for table lamps and small fans (see first pic) are not waterproof!!

If you touch a live one with a wet hand and water drips into it you WILL get a shock! I don't think you're supposed to use them in bathrooms or any such damp location.

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104597
03/18/03 06:50 PM
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John Steinke  Offline
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Posts: 518
Reno,Nv., USA
That's the trouble with GFCI's: they allow Darwin candidates more opportunities to reproduce!
At least he didn't install track lighting on the wall (I've seen that!)

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104598
03/18/03 07:27 PM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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Milwaukee, WI
Topic: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!!

Bewildered? Be Gambling!

Re: Unqualified and Bewildered Homeowner!! #104599
03/18/03 08:01 PM
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pauluk  Offline
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Posts: 7,520
Norfolk, England
Different plug and receptacle styles, but I've seen cords fed through a wall like this to reach a receptacle all too often in England as well. Thea attitude of "Hey, it works all right, so it must be O.K." is alive and well everywhere, I guess. [Linked Image]

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