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HOW! #186368
05/08/09 01:07 AM
05/08/09 01:07 AM
JoeKP  Offline OP
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Found this one during the holidays, there was a whole row of these in a parking lot at the insurance company. about five, and a few have 2 romex cables, and like one or two had extension cord/romex in one plug, and was wired into the parking lot lights with a surface mounted transformer to bring the pole light voltage down to 120V. i still wonder how the insides of those cord caps looked cry

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-Joe
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Re: HOW! [Re: JoeKP] #186371
05/08/09 08:39 AM
05/08/09 08:39 AM
HotLine1  Offline

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Another fine example of 'temporary wiring'. Did you happen to look at the xfr 'install'?.....just curious.

2-NMC/UF in a cord cap is a good trick!


John
Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1] #186375
05/08/09 11:35 AM
05/08/09 11:35 AM
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leland  Offline
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Should be titled WOW! not How.

At least they used UF. I've seen similar with THHN taped together.

Re: HOW! [Re: leland] #186377
05/08/09 04:22 PM
05/08/09 04:22 PM
JoeKP  Offline OP
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Originally Posted by HotLine1
Another fine example of 'temporary wiring'. Did you happen to look at the xfr 'install'?.....just curious.

2-NMC/UF in a cord cap is a good trick!


no i did not, i was very tempted thought to cut all of those before I left

Originally Posted by leland
Should be titled WOW! not How.

At least they used UF. I've seen similar with THHN taped together.

Lol, i do agree, if i could find the edit button, i would


-Joe
“then we'll glue em' then screw em'”
-Tom Silva
TOH
Re: HOW! [Re: JoeKP] #186401
05/10/09 11:15 PM
05/10/09 11:15 PM
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Just did a re-read....an insurance company??


John
Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1] #186402
05/11/09 06:37 AM
05/11/09 06:37 AM
JoeKP  Offline OP
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HAHA, yeah!!!


-Joe
“then we'll glue em' then screw em'”
-Tom Silva
TOH
Re: HOW! [Re: HotLine1] #186417
05/11/09 08:33 PM
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wa2ise  Offline
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Originally Posted by HotLine1
Just did a re-read....an insurance company??


And they're probably "self-insured"...

In Silicon Valley there is/was a UL lab building. Imagine if this sort of handiwork was found in their parking lot... laugh

Re: HOW! [Re: wa2ise] #186429
05/12/09 02:11 PM
05/12/09 02:11 PM
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LarryC  Offline
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Winchester, NH, US
I have been involved with Safety and EMI test labs getting product tested for compliance regulations. They usually full of "interesting" wiring practices. 240V 50 Hz bus ducts with 15 & 20 A US recepticles, 240V in 0-280V out Variacs with oversized fuses and electrical tape for fuse covers. 10 KW power supplies with multiple energized output leads just clamped to a piece of wood. Most of the power cord whips I saw had the just the insulated conductors hanging out of the back of the plug. Occasionally I saw the cable just poked thru the knock out with no attempt of strain relief.

These guys made engineers look good.

Larry C

Re: HOW! [Re: LarryC] #189302
09/30/09 08:44 PM
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gpsparky  Offline
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NOT JUST HOW, BUT why????


Sometimes not getting what you want can be an incredible stroke of luck.
Re: HOW! [Re: gpsparky] #189322
10/01/09 01:45 PM
10/01/09 01:45 PM
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gfretwell  Online Content

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Estero,Fl,usa
The how doesn't look that hard. Those receptacles use the washer/screw termination. I imagine they just stabbed one wire down each side and tightened the screw. (like a QO breaker)
I bet the handy man was proud of himself and thought it was an elegant solution.


Greg Fretwell

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