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#28015 - 08/08/03 05:57 AM Wood receptacle plates  
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I'm looking for wooden receptacle plates, any links appreciated

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#28016 - 08/08/03 06:46 AM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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sparky:

I bought some in the big orange box store last month for my kitchen, they were "listed"

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 08-08-2003).]


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#28017 - 08/08/03 07:55 AM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Are the "listed" plates lined on the backside with sheet metal??


#28018 - 08/08/03 10:48 AM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Yes, they were. Would I use anything that is not listed?

When I am San Diego in December I will ask the UL rep on the committee about unlisted stuff.

Have you ever encountered any "bootleg" labels or products? I've seen some circuit breakers that were fakes!!


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#28019 - 08/08/03 11:52 AM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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That means that that wooden switch plate I removed years ago from my old apartment (and subbed for a melamine plate because I didn't want splinters from that wooden thing) wasn't listed.

Good thing I got rid of it. [Linked Image]

It was just a carved piece of thin solid wood board. Storebought by the looks of it....but it had no tin backing on the side facing the box.

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#28020 - 08/08/03 02:53 PM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Joe you really had me wondering on this one, I thought you must have bought these for demonstration purposes only.

I was not aware that there was UL listed wood device plates.

You restored my faith with this quote. [Linked Image]

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Yes, they were. Would I use anything that is not listed?


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#28021 - 08/08/03 04:34 PM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Would I use anything that is not listed?


Joe, what about that old lamp with the cracked up open-face rubber plug you showed wayyyy back! (i know, I'm sure you rewired it properly) [Linked Image] [Linked Image]

Let me look at the outboard stepdown x-former for this electric radio sitting on my desk....oh no! It's not listed -- seriously!!

Lots of (namely offbrand) electrical appliances for sale aren't ETL approved. BE CAREFUL when you're shopping. Too bad you don't live in New York -- I could take you to a bunch of places that sell everything from electric razors, to beard trimmers, to POWER TOOLS (drills and rotary hammers) that have no ETL certifications. There's even this little 3" travel iron at one store (made mostly of transparent plastic) that can be used for ironing "nickties". [Linked Image]

Last weekend I was using a small electric iron for setting those vinyl patches on car door panels.

The device (that looked like a tiny soldering iron with a flat copper disk attached to the tip) came with about five INCHES of "UL Listed cord". I used to have a 16" stand fan that wasn't UL listed. That burned out a while back.....

The most recent case I can remember recalls for non-listed and potentially hazardous devices was a recall for a certain heavy duty electric fan that was being sold through the GEM and S&A chains of discount stores a couple of summers ago. I believe it's gotta be in one of those "recall notice" websites.

I think there have been some instances of some extension cords with fake UL labels too...

[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 08-09-2003).]


#28022 - 08/08/03 07:57 PM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Try going to the website: www.rejuvenation.com They have a lot of old fixture parts and old style light fixtures. Seeif this helps.


#28023 - 08/09/03 01:31 PM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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Those seem to be all brass....WOW they're expensive too!!

I sure dig the push-button switches.

I wonder who makes them for this company....just can't justify paying US$20 for a switch when a $3 industrial quality toggle switch will do just fine in my place (not to mention my building is from 1940-something -- the button switch was obsolete by then). [Linked Image]

Has anyone here ever dealt with such switches? I also notice these new ones are back-stab *grr* [Linked Image]


#28024 - 08/11/03 10:27 PM Re: Wood receptacle plates  
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i know those stores sven.......some of that stuff they sell is scarey , the run up to christmas is allways the best time to go looking. scarier still is the wiring in those "compact but bijou 2 million dollar manhattan appartments" that some of that stuff gets plugged into.

how many federal pacific panels have you seen this week?



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