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    Default I just don't understand some people

    I have a friend that has a home with the service panel completely unattatched from the exterior wall of the home. Just hanging there on the conduit that brings the underground wires into it.
    I brought it to her attention and explained that it was a dangerous condition.
    She looked at me and said,"Oh it's not a big deal, you are sooo parinoid, you need to lighten up".
    ahhhhhhhhhj! Really are people that blind to saftey issues?

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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Shocking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    I have a friend that has a home with the service panel completely unattatched from the exterior wall of the home. Just hanging there on the conduit that brings the underground wires into it.
    I brought it to her attention and explained that it was a dangerous condition.
    She looked at me and said,"Oh it's not a big deal, you are sooo parinoid, you need to lighten up".
    ahhhhhhhhhj! Really are people that blind to saftey issues?
    E,

    These are two of my favorite pics. I just wish I had thought to take high-resolution pictures of them because all I have are the VGA versions.

    It's difficult to know which is better, the extension cord at the pool or the Hamms light. But, they are both priceless.

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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Thank's for sharing those Gunnar, my vote is for the extention
    cord on the pool light. Oh my! That pic answered my question for sure!


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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Chambers View Post
    I have a friend that has a home with the service panel completely unattatched from the exterior wall of the home. Just hanging there on the conduit that brings the underground wires into it.
    I brought it to her attention and explained that it was a dangerous condition.
    She looked at me and said,"Oh it's not a big deal, you are sooo parinoid, you need to lighten up".
    ahhhhhhhhhj! Really are people that blind to saftey issues?
    Sounds like she's training to be a realtor...


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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    E,

    It's difficult to know which is better, the extension cord at the pool or the Hamms light. But, they are both priceless.
    the extension cord at the pool

    Easier


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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    It's difficult to know which is better, the extension cord at the pool or the Hamms light. But, they are both priceless.
    The light with the open fitting in the top of the box serving as a funnel to channel water into the box is the best.

    Maybe ...

    At least it is a non-weatherproof box (it is a handy box with knockout), as the knockouts allow water to drain out before getting too deep.

    In looking at the pool light extension cord - is that two cables (one going into the pool light and one back out) or is that two separate single-conductor wires?

    That extension cord is actually a decent attempt at making a suicide device with an unknown, as yet to be determined, activation function ... enjoy the pool while waiting for the surprise of your life to happen.

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    Are you sure you mean suicide?
    "Hey - wanna go for a midnight swim. Hop in while I get drinks..."

    That extension cord is actually a decent attempt at making a suicide device with an unknown, as yet to be determined, activation function ... enjoy the pool while waiting for the surprise of your life to happen.[/QUOTE]

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    Default Re: I just don't understand some people

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    In looking at the pool light extension cord - is that two cables (one going into the pool light and one back out) or is that two separate single-conductor wires?
    Jerry,

    Frankly, I don't remember. I took that pic many years ago and it's one of those things that IS JUST WRONG. It doesn't really matter what angle. At the time and from my perspective, it really didn't matter what the exact incorrect issue was. It needed to be corrected. Kind of immediately too.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    That extension cord is actually a decent attempt at making a suicide device with an unknown, as yet to be determined, activation function ... enjoy the pool while waiting for the surprise of your life to happen.
    Or maybe a fun game of pool chicken. Who can get closest to the light without frying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tkaiser1 View Post
    Are you sure you mean suicide?
    "Hey - wanna go for a midnight swim. Hop in while I get drinks..."
    Yes, suicide.

    When one does that and then goes into the pool for a swim ... that is trying to kill oneself, which is suicide. Re-read what I wrote.

    Now, if one decided to invite someone else into the pool (your scenario), that would be trying to commit murder, or, if one claimed total stupidity about not grasping how unsafe that was, then maybe the lesser included charge of manslaughter would be appropriate.

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