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Old 03-02-2007, 10:37 PM   #16
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Drywalling an existing outlet?


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Yes, I understand fully. But for the time being, I will leave it as is. The granite goes on today, and I believe it would have overlapped the outlet ever so slightly. Worst comes to worst, I'll have to move covered outlet and reposition it somewhere on the wall again. But, like I said, that's another thing for another time. I do, however, understand the worry of extention cords. As it is, we won't be putting any appliances in that general area, maybe just a house plant for decoration. But thanks for the insight on why it's a code violation. I really do appreciate it.
The holidays come. Cars are parked all up the road cause there is no room in the drive way. Kids are all screeming. Relatives have crock pots and cookers all full of stuff that needs to be kept warm, and you decide that it will be ok to run that cord this one time.

That is what the statistics came from, and why the codes were written the way they are.

Get over the "it will not happen to me" thiniking and consider your family and their safety.

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Old 03-05-2007, 01:54 AM   #17
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The holidays come. Cars are parked all up the road cause there is no room in the drive way. Kids are all screeming. Relatives have crock pots and cookers all full of stuff that needs to be kept warm, and you decide that it will be ok to run that cord this one time.

That is what the statistics came from, and why the codes were written the way they are.

Get over the "it will not happen to me" thiniking and consider your family and their safety.
Duly noted and this will be corrected soon. Thanks.

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