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Old 11-13-2008, 05:49 PM   #16
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Stubbie, 28 years ago I visited my cousin in OK. While there, I checked on some local electrical requirements/codes.

I was surprised to learn that the wholesalers did not sell #14 wire, and there were severe limits on the number of outlets one could have on any one circuit (20 Amp minimum).

Even the old houses were completely wired with rigid conduit!

They say there are less fires per capita because of the strong electrical codes that are enforced out there?

How is that going to stop someone from throwing an extension cord under the carpet? I dont buy the hype, IMO, most if not all electrical fires are after the receptacle, not in the wall.

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It doesn't. The statistic I remembered was about structure fires caused by the permanent wiring, not simply electrical fires.
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It doesn't. The statistic I remembered was about structure fires caused by the permanent wiring, not simply electrical fires.
Gotcha, Chicago claims the same stuff I believe.
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Old 11-13-2008, 07:17 PM   #19
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The ghost of Mrs. O'Leary lives on in Chicago, but Oklahoma? I'm surprised they're so strict there. I was under the impression that there was a strong "rural libertarian" constituency in OK, which wouldn't be so keen on regulating that which doesn't affect others. Interesting to know.

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