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More Outback Wiring #115292
09/18/03 04:39 PM
09/18/03 04:39 PM
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Hi all,
I think the Aussy socket outlet is probably an improvement on the one that was sent to me recently (source unknown)
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DM Thomas
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Now at the other end of your power lead you have to plug it in to a powerboard.

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Sometimes you just run out of holes to stick your wires into so an extra power board is needed. This is using the patented 400A nail fuse system.

At least it's on the wall not on the floor in a puddle.

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Re: More Outback Wiring #115293
09/19/03 07:27 PM
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It's amazing sometimes what some people will do!

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Re: More Outback Wiring #115294
09/20/03 04:48 AM
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very bad practice , should have used screws [Linked Image]

Re: More Outback Wiring #115295
09/20/03 10:34 PM
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Will I find an arc-welder connected to the other side of those wires?

Seems like what the tenant in my grandmother's house in Colombia was doing to power the arc welders in his shop.

He had banged a couple of nails to the old wooden pattress that held the whole-house disconnect knife switch (this was a house built in 1949 so you can imagine the type of wiring). These were somehow connected to the switch.

Did you need to use an arc welder? Just hook the wires over the appropriate nails in the pattress! [Linked Image]

Re: More Outback Wiring #115296
09/21/03 06:02 PM
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very colorful.......

Re: More Outback Wiring #115297
09/22/03 06:39 PM
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I'm tempted to ask what the main fuse for this house looked like, but I have a suspicion there probably wasn't one.....



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Re: More Outback Wiring #115298
09/22/03 07:24 PM
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only problem i see here is that the nails look rusty, better off with stainless steel, also the second nail looks smaller, i would have used a matched pair of nails, with each nail - nailed into a seperate block of wood seperated by plastic or some other insulating material, Oh just another thought the top nail holding the board up looks like it needs another few hits, other than that i see no problems [Linked Image]

Re: More Outback Wiring #115299
09/23/03 02:46 PM
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Maybe they wanted to run DC equipment and the rusty nails were a deliberate attempt to introduce some rectification into the circuit? [Linked Image]


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