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Old 02-01-2013, 10:07 PM   #16
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if i die my fiance gets it. if he dies then it would belong to my parents and most likely sit empty until it rots
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Little chance of that... These two (if it was to be done this way) would be behind the bedside tables and like i said, only lamps would be plugged in here. Plus its all wood floors, so really, no chance of that.
When I ran a residential service truck I ran into a problem where the customer was complaining that her vacuum wasn't working right in a particular receptacle. The receptacle was showing 82 volts hot to neutral. I spent 3 hours trying to track down the problem. I never did find one. What I did find was a dimmer switch way across the room behind a wall hanging that the customer had forgotten was there.

Lesson of this story. Not only is it a code violation to use a dimmer on a receptacle, it can also be a very expensive learning experience.
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I mounted the dimmer switches on my head board and hard wired them to the lamps. We like it and the outlet stays code.
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i took the dimmers back and will put in a normal switch. no biggie.
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i took the dimmers back and will put in a normal switch. no biggie.
Guess everyone can breathe a sigh of relief now...

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