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Title: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Tommy Peel on August 06, 2014, 06:00:27 pm
This doesn't need many words.... I just saw it on the CSMT Facebook group:

(http://i.imgur.com/1pcuFNB.png)
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Mike Sokol on August 06, 2014, 07:00:35 pm
This doesn't need many words.... I just saw it on the CSMT Facebook group:


Those would be male-to-male "patch cords", correct? Heaven help them....
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Frank DeWitt on August 06, 2014, 07:05:59 pm
This doesn't need many words.... I just saw it on the CSMT Facebook group:

Oh dear stop, stop,  make it go away.   That's just terrible. 
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Mark Cadwallader on August 06, 2014, 07:15:31 pm
Isn't this one of those "see how many problems you can spot" quiz things?  Mike, you have a new teaching illustration (aka bad example) already prepared for you at no cost!  Mark C.
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 06, 2014, 07:25:42 pm
Installed in a church, by the worship leader. Oy veh.
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Stephen Swaffer on August 06, 2014, 08:19:26 pm
Heaven help them....

Most churches have as a goal getting you to Heaven-accelerating the process should not be part of that goal!
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Mike Sokol on August 06, 2014, 08:36:20 pm
I think Frank was actually speechless for once. That takes some doing...  ;D
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Ray Aberle on August 06, 2014, 09:56:22 pm
(warning, thinking while typing.) I ALMOST see the logic in what they were doing here... a switch controls an outlet (20A switches, of course! Right?!?) - that outlet then "jumps" to the upper row, which are presumably split so they're going to two different fixtures. Each switch controls two lights... but at that point, why not just plug both lights into one outlet that is controlled by the switch... why the jumpers?

Of course, for the time and money spent on this, one could have just found a legit dimming system with soca. *sighs*
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Stephen Swaffer on August 06, 2014, 10:57:43 pm
Of course, eliminating the downstream male plug/receptacle would:

1.  Save material cost
2.  Save labor
3. add convenience-plugs could be permanently marked with destination fixture
4.  prevented jumpers from walking off
5.  incidentally been safe

I honestly can't think of a downside-is there one?  Maybe the ability to lock the jumpers in a drawer to disable the system....
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Jeff Bankston on August 07, 2014, 06:28:18 am
the devil made him do it
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Jonathan Johnson on August 07, 2014, 04:32:04 pm
Those would be male-to-male "patch cords", correct? Heaven help them....

It's the electrical system in Sodom & Gomorrah.

(Sorry for bringing religion & politics into this. It's supposed to be a joke.)
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Mike Sokol on August 07, 2014, 05:43:59 pm
It's the electrical system in Sodom & Gomorrah.

(Sorry for bringing religion & politics into this. It's supposed to be a joke.)

Too funny. I just spit ice tea out of my nose...  :o
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Tim McCulloch on August 07, 2014, 06:04:56 pm
Too funny. I just spit ice tea out of my nose...  :o

Those cubes must really hurt...
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: frank kayser on August 07, 2014, 10:37:47 pm
Those cubes must really hurt...
Crushed ice is worse...
Title: Re: As seen on Facebook.......
Post by: Michael Ardai, N1IST on August 08, 2014, 09:25:25 am
Eliminating the upper connections would still be a code violation; you need breakers or fuses when fixed wiring is fed from an inlet or plug...

/mike