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Old 06-14-2009, 10:09 AM   #16
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F that, you have many ways of recourse on that.
I AGREE! He f-ed up BIG time and should pay for it!
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Do the prongs look like this?

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We can't see that picture attachment (at least I can't)
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Well there you go.

That is a 15A-250v plug.
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That plug will fit the diagram/pic that Dave posted. They have them at HD and Lowes. Get a good one.
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Well there you go.

That is a 15A-250v plug.
ohhh gotcha. so the picture that scuba dave posted is the correct recpetacle for this plug? So I have to purchase a 15A-250v receptacle or a 20A-240v receptacle or are they interchangable. I also didnt see these at home dept. I only saw them in the 125v. or are you saying the 125v one can work but my LL just connected the wires incorrectly on the first one?
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Get a single 20 amp 250 volt receptacle. They sell them all day long. It is a very common receptacle.
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Thank you all for your help, I really appreciate it!!!!
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If I may add, damn if I'd take it on the cheek if he put a 120 volt receptacle in there and smoked my stuff. Cans of ass whoop would be more expensive.
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If I may add, damn if I'd take it on the cheek if he put a 120 volt receptacle in there and smoked my stuff. Cans of ass whoop would be more expensive.
lol yes I can sue him, yes I can raise a big stink. But this is something that takes a long time to do. small claims court etc...... I just really dont wanna go through the hassle.
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lol yes I can sue him, yes I can raise a big stink. But this is something that takes a long time to do. small claims court etc...... I just really dont wanna go through the hassle.
Yes, but making a VERY strong point that HE was at fault is the LEAST you should do. You never know, he may say next month's rent is on him.
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The local building department has your back on this one. Just call and ask for the electrical inspector. Tell him that the landlord replaced a receptacle and it is now destroying anything you plug in to it, and you'd like to have a knowledgeable inspector look at it. He'll almost certainly ask if you know who exactly did the physical work, just be honest with him.

A few days later an actual electrician, not the landlord, will be out to install the proper receptacle, and very likely the landlord will be asking you how much he owes you for the ruined appliances.

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Wolftrap - I'm with micromind on this one.. But if you don't want to make waves I suppose you've got your reasons..



Back to this 110, 115, 120 thing. I'd understand it better if it were just random individuals stating different voltages for no reason.

But just about every computer power supply that I've seen with a voltage selector switch on it says "115V".

A space heater in my office says "120V".

Just found a printer in another room that says "110V". (Another printer says 110-127V.. Arbitrary. I guess 128V would just be one too many).

I could swear I've seen 125V too.

So equipment mfrs. can't agree on voltage either. What's the deal with that? Do we not have a national standard voltage?
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