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Bad Temp Wiring #115303
09/27/03 10:06 AM
09/27/03 10:06 AM
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Re: Bad Temp Wiring #115304
09/27/03 12:27 PM
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These were some pic's I took yesterday. This box was plugged into a non-gfci protected 240V 50A receptacle outlet. When I picked this box up it weighed quite a lot more than I figured it should, and once I shook it I figured out why. It was about halfway full of dirt! I held it upside down and watch sand fall out of the receptacle contacts like it coming out of an hour glass!


Ryan Jackson,
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Re: Bad Temp Wiring #115305
09/27/03 02:43 PM
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That close-up of a receptacle you showed- was it possible to put a grounded plug in the outlet at the top? The caulk looks like it is blocking the ground pin hole. The rectangular knockouts look like they were designed for GFCIs but someone used Decoras instead!


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Re: Bad Temp Wiring #115306
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. . .plugged into a non-gfci protected 240V 50A receptacle outlet. . .

And #10 conductors in the cord, to boot ! ! [Linked Image]


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Re: Bad Temp Wiring #115307
09/27/03 04:35 PM
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Sparked: You are right about the GFCI slots with decora receptacles installed (they're a lot cheaper, you know!!!).

The close up receptacle ground probably couldn't allow a ground pin installed, but you want to anyway...that isn't a shadow in the corner it's a gaping hole in the receptacle! shocked


Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: Bad Temp Wiring #115308
09/27/03 04:48 PM
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You're exactly right! I thought it was a shadow from that glob of caulk! [Linked Image]

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