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  1. #1
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    Default Never saw this before

    during a recent inspection of a house built in 1953 I noticed many of these outlets around, and I just wanted to share and see if anyone has seen these in the past.DSCN4652 (450x338).jpg

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    Default Re: Never saw this before

    Old 4 prong or 4 slot.
    I think they're from the '50's, seen them a few times, usually decommissioned, in a non-upgraded part of a older home. Most have been replaced long ago.


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    Default Re: Never saw this before

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Reilly View Post
    during a recent inspection of a house built in 1953 I noticed many of these outlets around, and I just wanted to share and see if anyone has seen these in the past.DSCN4652 (450x338).jpg
    dual-duplex plug receptacle
    no ground present
    not approved for pool-spa where you posted
    most i've come across have lost retention & won't hold a plug properly reported as such
    here's a few more you may run into
    https://www.plugsocketmuseum.nl/NorthAm2.html

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    Default Re: Never saw this before

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom D'Agostino View Post
    Old 4 prong or 4 slot.
    I think they're from the '50's, seen them a few times, usually decommissioned, in a non-upgraded part of a older home. Most have been replaced long ago.
    They were sold into the 1970's and were made by GE. The idea was to plug in more than 2 cords without using a cube tap. They are pretty much useless with today's wider plugs.


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