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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
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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
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Isn't that the purpose of the holes in the prongs of male cord ends?
Don


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Re: Bad Extensions #114390
02/25/03 08:24 PM
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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
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Harold:
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!

John


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Re: Bad Extensions #114392
02/26/03 12:10 AM
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ThinkGood  Offline
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It's easy to figure out the polarity. The black wire is hot.

Re: Bad Extensions #114393
02/27/03 02:46 PM
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kale  Offline
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Assured grounding program?

Re: Bad Extensions #114394
02/27/03 06:39 PM
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I image that the "Black is Hot" is correct.

Probably a 240V load.

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


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