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Old 11-08-2011, 07:34 PM   #16
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Your talking about the outlet that I bought? The price was .99 cents, but it was from Rona, the brand name was listed on the display sign, and it specifically says either Made in Canada or Made in the USA. The sticked on price tag on the rear says "CAN". No references are made to "China". I could probably go back and in the process of buying that cover I could check the brand. The representative who helped me out said that although the ones that sell for more than $3.00 are of higher quality and may last longer, the .99 cent models from said brand are used by contractors most of the time to minimize expenses.

How could something that is knowingly sold by a legitimate retailer be hazardous if installed and used correctly?

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Old 11-08-2011, 08:04 PM   #17
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It has nothing to do with the retailer, it is about the pure fact that those Edison lamp outlets are nothing but garbage, and belong in exactly that. A garbage can. If you want to start a fire, use one instead of having a proper outlet wired in. Those pieces next to the so called two prong ground adapters should never be allowed to be sold, or should come with a warning of "Use at your own risk, and make sure your insurance is paid up.).
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #18
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My intentions are to hard wire the permanent outlet. The light fixture that it replaces is in the storage room. What are those Edison lamp outlets good for then?
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Nothing. It was something that was manufactured at the turn of the century, due to most homes had a single hanging fixture in places like kitchens, and housewives would use them to plug in a iron, so that they could do the daily ironing. They just have never gone away, same as quite a few other outdated items.
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How are they dangerous, aside from the lack of a ground connection and maximum safe wattage limitations? Is that what the problem is?
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Again, you really need to read through the NEC, and get a good book on electricity. You also need to understand the difference of safe wattage of a lighting fixture, and total wattage of a electrical circuit. Two totally different things.

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