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#106162 - 06/07/05 10:20 PM Unusual Branch Circuit  
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At one commercial office, I noticed a receptacle in the wall behind the receptionists' desk. In the course of my other work, I opened the closet behind her, and found a neat, if unsupported, EMT run (with inaccessible pulling els). What really took the cake, however, was seeing just how this receptacle was fed- there was an extension cord in the EMT, a cord cap on the end, and it was plugged into another receptacle!

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#106163 - 06/08/05 03:45 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit  
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Begs the question WHY? LOL


#106164 - 06/08/05 06:01 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit  
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How did you avoid cracking a rib whilst laughing at this find.


#106165 - 06/08/05 07:41 AM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit  
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It's amazing, the lengths some people will go to do something wrong.


#106166 - 06/08/05 04:01 PM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit  
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I've seen plenty of extension cords run like this to feed a permanent outlet, but never run through conduit.

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#106167 - 06/08/05 08:45 PM Re: Unusual Branch Circuit  
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I really have to praise Bill for his photo-shop work. Even I, the guy who took the pic, didn't notice until now that the final fitting is a flex 90 attached to the EMT!



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