This install was done by City Employees in the median of their main street. It's been there for more than 2 years now, and used to share the median with some brightly painted fiberglass sheep (Only in Southern California, right?). Interestingly, this is one of the strictest jurisdictions around. Do as I say...not as I do...S
...which is 2 years longer than they had expected it to last, which would have ensured job security by having to replace it...
The bottom plug appears to have been 3-prong though I can't be sure. I don't have one handy, but if a ground pin is broken off of a plug, are the remaining 2 plugs polarized so it can't be inserted upside-down? (I don't think so...)
Re: City Job#115088 08/15/0304:31 PM08/15/0304:31 PM
I've said it before- we've seen enough of these installations to suggest that there is a real need for someone to market a specific, affordable solution. Appearances apart, the use of a "bubble" cover and longer cord would also create a trip hazard, and be more subject to damage by (for example) the lawn mower. I also find "Bell" boxes to generally not be adequately supported, and subject to rapid corrosion when in contact with the ground.
Re: City Job#115089 08/15/0306:00 PM08/15/0306:00 PM