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Bad Extensions #114387
02/25/03 12:01 AM
02/25/03 12:01 AM
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There was someone working on a building about 150' away from the main building. The crew must have had some extension cords. The cords they had didn't quite reach to the job site. So, they just went and added 2 pieces of 10 AWG THHN. They wrapped the wire around the plug so that the cord was now able to reach their job site.

In the main building the wires were attached to a circuit breaker, not even GFCI protected even though they were working outside.

- Caper

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Re: Bad Extensions #114388
02/25/03 01:32 AM
02/25/03 01:32 AM
SvenNYC  Offline
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Posts: 1,691
New York City
Shades of Mexico? [Linked Image]

Give me a break....a twist-lock female cord cap is .... what.... 10-15 US Dollars depending on the config?

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Re: Bad Extensions #114389
02/25/03 08:30 AM
02/25/03 08:30 AM
resqcapt19  Offline
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 2,148
Isn't that the purpose of the holes in the prongs of male cord ends?

Re: Bad Extensions #114390
02/25/03 08:24 PM
02/25/03 08:24 PM
ZackDitner  Offline
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 47
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Who wants to bet that the polarity is reversed? Reminds me of that safety video with the circular saw cutting a workers leg. lol

Re: Bad Extensions #114391
02/25/03 10:03 PM
02/25/03 10:03 PM
HotLine1  Offline

Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 6,916
Brick, NJ USA
There's a few of these things around here. Or are the same people working in both our areas???
Hell, at least your guys used 10 THHN, and a little bit 'o tape!


Re: Bad Extensions #114392
02/26/03 12:10 AM
02/26/03 12:10 AM
ThinkGood  Offline
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,081
Milwaukee, WI
It's easy to figure out the polarity. The black wire is hot.

Re: Bad Extensions #114393
02/27/03 02:46 PM
02/27/03 02:46 PM
kale  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 174
Assured grounding program?

Re: Bad Extensions #114394
02/27/03 06:39 PM
02/27/03 06:39 PM
Gwz  Offline
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 197
I image that the "Black is Hot" is correct.

Probably a 240V load.

Re: Bad Extensions #114395
02/27/03 10:12 PM
02/27/03 10:12 PM
harold endean  Offline
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
Scary isn't it! The ground they were using was the earth itself! Some poeple will never learn.


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