I found this in a detached one-car garage. This is two covers that have been caulked (not glued) together. Better yet, there were three six-foot, daisy-chained #18 extension cords, connected together, one end plugged into this receptacle and the other end supplying power to a 1/2 horsepower garage door opener. It brought a smile and a frown to my face all within a two second time frame!
Hey, it's not like the garage door opener is a constant load or anything, right?
Yeah, you dont need that pesky ground feature either then!
I've got a thread someplace around here with a "custom" faceplate job like this... Although the one I saw would actually be kinda on the rare side if you could get it at all... (triplex despard & duplex recept, 2 gang) The GFI/toggle switch plate can be found at any Home Depot... As for the garage door opener, I've seen it all! I've even caught a certain nationwide department store chain installing the openers & then supplying extension cords for them! More than one H.O. has gotten reimbursed for installing the proper wiring & outlet for these.
PS... Hi Doug
Re: Home-made Coverplate#118211 08/15/0409:34 AM08/15/0409:34 AM
Randy, its the Service work... Most of us see one job every day for months. You might hit five jobs a day, and they only call you if it's NOT working.... You also (it sounds like) cover LA to SD, and parts east. Man, that's a huge area. That's millions of bad HO installs waiting for you.
The odds are against you. You see more in more places than most of us. Wear it like a badge of honor..... At least someones trying to keep up!
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
i have one service call sometime back with machine shop and they called me to request bunch of plastic covers because of metal shaving blowing out the twistlock repectales btw yeah they are 480 volts 3 phase suckers and to slove it i redesign it to prevent metal shaving going in there by useing the in use weather proof 2 gang box cover it work slick to keep the metal shaving off [ the cost about 13 buck each and i do 50 of the twist lock each and add the markup you get the idea ]
but few other place do win hand me down is home made covers some are really disgusting outright
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)
Re: Home-made Coverplate#118216 08/16/0408:03 AM08/16/0408:03 AM