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Old 01-12-2011, 04:27 PM   #16
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Weather you agree with it or not!
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Nothing I said was wrong!
I stand by what I said.
Why would you think it is fine to advise someone to do something very dangerous and a violation of the electrical code. And yes, the things you said were just plain wrong

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Old 01-12-2011, 05:53 PM   #17
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Last time I checked it was a free country,
and I am allow to say what I want!
Weather you agree with it or not!
is completely irelivent.
Nothing I said was wrong!
I stand by what I said.
No, this is NOT a free country. Maybe the USA is, but this is a private web site, one with certain liabilities. Being here is like being in someone's house. If you give incorrect or erroneous advice and someone gets hurt the owner could be liable.
You are certainly allowed to say what you want, within the rules and guidelines of this site. Your first amendment rights DO NOT apply here.
If you say something that is considered incorrect or otherwise you WILL get corrected. That's how the Internet works.

And it had nothing to do with agreeing with you. Pretty much everything you said WAS wrong, or at least very poor/dangerous advice.
Even remotely suggesting that someone use a ground as a neutral is EXTREMELY irresponsible.

You don't have to agree with me, but you should at least see my point.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:08 PM   #18
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Where did I advise him to do it ?
I thought if any thing,
My answer would advise him NOT to do it !
I simply answered a question and explained it to him .
The best way to learn is to ask questions,
Too many people beleive that by answering a question
you are advising him too do it,
You cant cover every common sense principle,
That part is up to the individual.
I hope most people would be very cautious with
any electrical work,
Which is why he probably asked the question to start with !

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Old 01-12-2011, 06:19 PM   #19
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OK, I don't want to drag this out, but I really think you need to re-read what you wrote.
Keeping in mind that this is a DIY board. The OP seems to not know much about electric, and many laypeople only care that it works. Not everyone is concerned with codes or even safety.

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Whilst technically it should work,
provided the earth is tied to neutral some where,
How ever it is not considered good practice,
and might not be legal,
you will need to check the electrical codes in your area.
You are telling this guy it will work, but is not good practice, and MIGHT not be legal, and to check if it is.
Many folks will read the first line and ignore the rest, and possibly even ignore all the flags and warnings that follow.
I do think you do know for a fact that it is not legal and is not safe.

Here is an example of just such a moron: I wired a 240v subpanel, and none of the outlets work.......... Help! :)
All he wanted to hear was how to make it work. Nothing more.




To David Webb, please don't take this personally. This is not about you.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:43 PM   #20
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I think that the person involved read all of what i said,
and clearly understood what I was saying.
But I cant be held responsible for other morons who dont
read all of the explanation and take only parts of the advice,
If we go down that road, pretty soon we wont be able to
say anything to anyone, for fear of legal liability.
People are responsible for there own actions !!!


And ditto, this is NOT meant as a slight against David Webb.

NUFF SAID.

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OK, I don't want to drag this out, but I really think you need to re-read what you wrote.
Keeping in mind that this is a DIY board. The OP seems to not know much about electric, and many laypeople only care that it works. Not everyone is concerned with codes or even safety.



You are telling this guy it will work, but is not good practice, and MIGHT not be legal, and to check if it is.
Many folks will read the first line and ignore the rest, and possibly even ignore all the flags and warnings that follow.
I do think you do know for a fact that it is not legal and is not safe.

Here is an example of just such a moron: I wired a 240v subpanel, and none of the outlets work.......... Help! :)
All he wanted to hear was how to make it work. Nothing more.




To David Webb, please don't take this personally. This is not about you.
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Old 01-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #21
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Why not just put a 220v light on it.

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Old 01-13-2011, 12:42 AM   #22
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Why not just put a 220v light on it.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/34...showimage.html
How often you will find a 240 volts bulb in North Americia side ?? not very often and it is not a very common item in North Americia side and it is a common item in European side due we have 240 volts Line to Netural just like your 120 volts system in the state/ great north side.

To find 120 volts bulbs in France is the same way with your 240 volt bulb.
{ not very common item but we can get it }
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That is one part you have to understand this and what more you should be aware there are few electricians in this fourm do help other readers to understand the rules and proper repair or other task to be on safe side on codes.

When the last time did you check the National Electrical Code book ??

For us we do check it just about everyday.

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