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#25 Phil

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

Yes, tripping a breaker is always a crowd pleaser.  ;)


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Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

Yes, tripping a breaker is always a crowd pleaser.  ;)

 

No Phil, you have that wrong...Fire is always a crowd pleaser  :) !

 

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:40 AM

I'm going to wire up a test lead and try it in a shop outlet.  I'll post back if I'm still alive.


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:40 AM

Phil?....Phil?....PHIL? lol.............Only at OCC can one witness a thread like this. :lol:


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 10:38 AM

So sorry to all of you who put your money on my demise, lol.

 

Cut the wire, creating two ends, attached the hot leads of a piece of romex to them, stuck the other end of the romex hot leads into the hots of a 220 outlet.  It made heat, like heaters do,  :)


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:51 AM

probably how it is terminated...

 

In your original post it sounded like there was only a terminal on ONE end... if there is one on each end and the wire connects the two as a loop yes you split that wire and wire each end to a 220v leg... it's a Resistance heater much like a Hot water heater element...

 

Then you just need a 220v thermostat.....

 

Sorry for the confusion....


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:23 PM

Not really sure why anyone was worried, the worst that could have happened was a circuit breaker tripped.


Electric things don't just burst into flames and they wont shock you unless you're touching bare metal. Its science not magic.


Common sense goes a long way, I'm glad you fixed it yourself and didn't resort to calling a 'professional'. :P

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Not really sure why anyone was worried, the worst that could have happened was a circuit breaker tripped.


Electric things don't just burst into flames and they wont shock you unless you're touching bare metal. Its science not magic.


Common sense goes a long way, I'm glad you fixed it yourself and didn't resort to calling a 'professional'. :P

 

Ha ha, lots of drama in this thread, lol.  I didn't know how to wire this particular unit but I'm not exactly a n00b, I wired my house and shop among other things.  I usually just bring in a pro to double check my work at the entrance panel. 

 

Sorry I couldn't have made it more exciting.  :D


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Posted 31 December 2012 - 04:38 PM

Not really sure why anyone was worried, the worst that could have happened was a circuit breaker tripped.


Electric things don't just burst into flames and they wont shock you unless you're touching bare metal. Its science not magic.


Common sense goes a long way, I'm glad you fixed it yourself and didn't resort to calling a 'professional'. :P

Try plugging a 120v heater into 220 sometime. Its a good light show. :lol:

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Try plugging a 120v heater into 220 sometime. Its a good light show. :lol:

Well that falls under common sense doesn't it?  :tongue: 

Then again as they say, common sense isn't common.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

Well with 40+ year old parts you can never be too careful. :)

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 04:54 AM

Well with 40+ year old parts you can never be too careful. :)

Every house over 40 years old is full of 40 plus year old parts.

 

I trust you'll ignore the obvious opportunity to make a joke about my age.  :D


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