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Old 08-07-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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I am having some contractors do some work in my house. I walked outside and saw this. I told them they are not plugging that p.o.s. into any more outlets in my home. Probably would have been fine, but I like my house and I don't want it burning down. So, am I over-reacting?


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Old 08-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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If you didn't tell them to get the **** off your property right now, never come back, and demanded a refund of any money you gave them, I'd say you under-reacted.


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Old 08-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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If you didn't tell them to get the **** off your property right now, never come back, and demanded a refund of any money you gave them, I'd say you under-reacted.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:57 PM   #4
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LOL tell that cheap sob to put a plug on that for god sakes
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They aren't skilled enough to wire in a plug?!!?? Might want to rethink these guys.
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Call ur zoning/code enforcement and show them, they could possible get cited or have to take a recert test. Not saying this would cause a fire at your house but if they continue this practice, its only a matter of time until something bad happens.
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If you didn't tell them to get the **** off your property right now, never come back, and demanded a refund of any money you gave them, I'd say you under-reacted.
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Nothing shocking there. It's common to not think positive. The key is stay grounded and focus on the current situation. If you are worried about fire, just tell them to spray it with the hose to keep it wet.
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There's a LOT more wrong in that picture than just the makeshift plug (which I've seen done before, never liked it)

You've got an outdoor outlet with NO weatherseal on it to seal out rainwater/snow (I realize snow is not much of a concern in Houston). And you've got an outdoor outlet that does not appear to be GFI protected (unless it's on a GFI breaker, or wired in series with another GFI outlet)
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There's a LOT more wrong in that picture than just the makeshift plug (which I've seen done before, never liked it)

You've got an outdoor outlet with NO weatherseal on it to seal out rainwater/snow (I realize snow is not much of a concern in Houston). And you've got an outdoor outlet that does not appear to be GFI protected (unless it's on a GFI breaker, or wired in series with another GFI outlet)
I assumed it was on the breaker. That's how my outdoor plugs are wired.


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