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Stair Receptacle #109138
10/26/03 09:57 PM
10/26/03 09:57 PM
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This stair receptacle caught my eye , just thought i'd pass it on, might be worth a chuckle to the crew...

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Re: Stair Receptacle #109139
10/26/03 10:03 PM
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Well as long as you don't need to plug in an xfmr there..... looks good from my house......

Re: Stair Receptacle #109140
10/26/03 10:51 PM
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What's worse, the receptacle or what might be a J-box below it? [Linked Image]


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Re: Stair Receptacle #109141
10/26/03 11:14 PM
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It was nice that someone marked the voltage on the outlet. Otherwise, how would we know?

Re: Stair Receptacle #109142
10/26/03 11:56 PM
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Look at the bottom receptacle of the duplex, it looks to me to be 250volt type, unless my eyes are failing me. Maybe that is why the top is marked 120v.

Pierre


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Re: Stair Receptacle #109143
10/27/03 03:22 AM
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Re: Stair Receptacle #109144
10/27/03 12:06 PM
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Is there such a device, NEMA 5-20 on top and NEMA 6-20 on bottom???? [Linked Image]

I think it's an optical illusion in the photo.

It also look like a concrete wall. Is this outside??? [Linked Image]


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Re: Stair Receptacle #109145
10/27/03 12:33 PM
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Yes. That is a combo NEMA 5-20 (top for 120 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs) and a NEMA 6-20 (bottom for 240 volt 20 and 15 amp plugs).

Dual Voltage receptacles I've seen them called in one catalogue. Don't know if they're still manufactured. I've seen them primarily in old public buildings (especially one very old high school).

Looks like a wood or plasterboard wall to me. Look at the edges of those screw holes. They look like what's left after you take a screw out of a wooden panel or plasterboard with paper covering.

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Re: Stair Receptacle #109146
10/27/03 02:40 PM
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Yea Sven, I guess you're right. The vertical line looked like the one that concrete forms leave behind, like in a basement.

How have the Dual Voltage receptacles that you have seen been wired, two separate circuits or both outlets wired off of one?

Re: Stair Receptacle #109147
10/27/03 02:54 PM
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15A versions seem to be available still (NEMA 5-15 & 6-15). Try Leviton #5292.

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