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#114262 - 02/10/03 05:40 PM Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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Found the condulet with the missing cover at a local building supply store in the Los Angeles area. This is located on the pole holding their sign. Note the wire hanging out and the crushed spot in the conduit and the trash stuffed in the condulet. It appears that this has been this way for quite some time.
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The other picture is, I'm sorry to say, of a home made extension cord that I found at my Dad's house. In addition to everything else, the cable used is intended for low voltage (Malibu type) outdoor lighting. Needless to say, this cord and my cable cutters hade a discussion...the cable cutters won!


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#114263 - 02/10/03 06:18 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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Is that really a signed-off permit wadded up in the conduit body?

#114264 - 02/10/03 07:28 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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#114265 - 02/10/03 07:30 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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Hope you saved the male cord cap and the outlet. Those things are practically antiques!! [Linked Image]

What was the gauge of that green flex? It looks pretty thick. Do they even sell that anymore? Thickest zip-cord I've seen nowadays is 16AWG type SPT-2....

P.S.: Why do people feel a need to jam garbage into every opening they see but dump it on the floor when they're standing next to a garbage can? [Linked Image]

#114266 - 02/10/03 08:43 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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on the ext that a new kind of cover/receptacle....never seen one like that

#114267 - 02/10/03 09:53 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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FYI, Low Vlotage landscape cable is available in #14, #12, & #10 AWG; 2 or 3 conductor plus ground. Said cable is used/rated for Low Voltage landscape lighting installation; direct burial.


#114268 - 02/10/03 10:12 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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Hotline: OH OK....I think I know now which one you're talking about. It's just not something I come across daily, which is why I didn't know what it was. [Linked Image]

Lighthouse: In that extension cord picture, I think that receptacle is an old surface-mount type socket. Never seen one with that funny sloped front though. The ones I've seen/used/got are little brown rectangular flat boxes....

#114269 - 02/11/03 12:41 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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That is a different brand, a P&S, whose
recepticles are sloped, including more modern grounded type. You are probably used to seeing Leviton or GE brand. I wish
I could show pictures, but I have no webspace
to post them.

#114270 - 02/12/03 09:44 PM Re: Open Condulet and Bad Cord  
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Hey classicsat go here to upload pictures
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