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#114387 - 02/25/03 01:01 AM Bad Extensions  
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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.

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#114388 - 02/25/03 02:32 AM Re: Bad Extensions  
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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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#114389 - 02/25/03 09:30 AM Re: Bad Extensions  
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Isn't that the purpose of the holes in the prongs of male cord ends?
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#114390 - 02/25/03 09:24 PM Re: Bad Extensions  
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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


#114391 - 02/25/03 11:03 PM Re: Bad Extensions  
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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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#114392 - 02/26/03 01:10 AM Re: Bad Extensions  
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It's easy to figure out the polarity. The black wire is hot.


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


#114394 - 02/27/03 07:39 PM Re: Bad Extensions  
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I image that the "Black is Hot" is correct.

Probably a 240V load.


#114395 - 02/27/03 11:12 PM Re: Bad Extensions  
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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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