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Old 12-23-2008, 07:22 AM   #16
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Another dryer/plug question


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I had a whole reply typed up but it's not worth it.

I misunderstood what he was saying in the end after all the previous dangerous proposals.
If someone wants to kill them selves I really don't care. I just don't want to see any wives or kids get hurt.


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Old 12-23-2008, 10:58 AM   #17
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Another dryer/plug question


Well... we are guilty of misunderstanding from time to time it's just that those people we misunderstand don't have skin as thick as ours.....

The only apology I offer up is that it was important to me to explain the why. This OP has the knowledge IMO to have understood where his thinking was incorrect....so I went out on that proverbial limb to appeal to his desire to learn. Sometimes that requires you to swallow hard and admit you have made a mistake in your thinking...the good part in all this is the OP did in the end chose a good recourse...I simply wanted him to understand the why of it.

Now having said that he does have an incorrect cable for a dryer supply branch circuit if it is red,black and green. I'm not going to scream about using the green as the neutral if he goes to 3 wires. It is however a risk for someone else down the road to mistake the green for a non-current carrying wire.He should at least identify it as such. As we all now it's these kind of mistakes by others that get seasoned electricians shocked or worse.

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