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Floating receptacle #58450
11/10/05 06:17 PM
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Steve Miller  Offline OP
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Loudoun Cty, VA
Remember the picture of the floating (Joy?) soap bottle with the receptacle in it. Anybody have the location of this pic? I know it's in the archives here someplace.

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Re: Floating receptacle #58451
11/10/05 07:20 PM
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electure  Offline

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That picture belongs to Joe Tedesco.

The bottle was used to plug in a TV set that was in an innertube, which was in a swimming pool.

The Darwin candidates would float around in the pool in their innertubes, and watch the floating TV.

Joe's e-mail address is currently not listed in his memmber profile, but he can be reached at JoeTedesco@JoeTedesco.org.

Re: Floating receptacle #58452
11/10/05 08:22 PM
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GA76JW  Offline
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https://www.electrical-contractor.net/ubb/Forum4/HTML/000332.html


It is the first story covered in the article. If you e-mail Joe he can get you a better pic though.


"If common sense was common, everyone would have it"-not sure, someone here

Re: Floating receptacle #58453
11/10/05 09:36 PM
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That photo was definitely a "Hall of Famer" if ever there was one. BTW, was that the same location with the light rope around the inside wall of the above-ground pool? Or maybe they're just kin...and both sterile I hope.
Andy

[This message has been edited by cavo148 (edited 11-10-2005).]

Re: Floating receptacle #58454
11/10/05 10:12 PM
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Sixer  Offline
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I really should apply for a patent and start marketing these things [Linked Image]


Sixer

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Re: Floating receptacle #58455
11/10/05 11:52 PM
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Re: Floating receptacle #58456
11/11/05 12:17 AM
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gfretwell  Offline

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I always assumed it was a joke.
That thing would be boiling in pool water. It might even operate the O/C device


Greg Fretwell
Re: Floating receptacle #58457
11/11/05 03:01 PM
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Steve Miller  Offline OP
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Thanks all

Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Steve Miller] #188201
07/24/09 10:35 PM
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Joe Tedesco  Offline
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I still have that soap bottle image and will repost it soon.

What about a 230 volt hair dryer locate permanently in a dresser drawer?

I found one in London recently!

How can I get that picture posted here?


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Floating receptacle [Re: Joe Tedesco] #188202
07/24/09 11:09 PM
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electure  Offline

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Joe, you can use the link here:

https://www.electrical-contractor.n...lectrical_Photos_com_Website_#Post183396

to load it on to ECN's server and then link it to your post.



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