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    Flexible temp power solution

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    So many like 30 years ago i visited what i consider to be an American icon corporation in Concord MA.
    the company General Radio or as they were known in modern times was Genrad.
    Well i never forgot seeing their temp power points in there general flexible assembly area and thats been my inspiration for the solution to my new temp shop.
    i was not going to wire receptacles all over a 2 car plus garage that when i move out is going to be demolished.
    But i was also not going to go without the shop for the next two years. So i ran a 6/ 3 cable from the panel 70 feet away in the basement and then on one of my Tom Clark tool draw cabinets i erected a 1.5" thick plywood wall hung my plastic draws on the good side facing my draws and counter top and on rear hung the panel.
    at the top there is a wooden roller and you can see the leather hangers holding the cable up. Should i need to which will really on be in say a winter emergency when i may have to do something unexpected on a car and need space i can roll it out the way to the side.
    not finished yet but should be by end of day.

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    Looks like a good temp solution, can take it when you go too.
    Darren

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    I love the solutions we'uns come up with to solve our problems. Ron it works for you it works for me. Just keep it safe.
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    Is it normal in Canada to put your outlets in upside down?

    Looks very useful. I need to start running some outlets from my sub panel in the garage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Is it normal in Canada to put your outlets in upside down?

    Looks very useful. I need to start running some outlets from my sub panel in the garage.
    Brent thats a me thing. Where i grew up on 220v we had a huge big earth pin on receptacles and similar to UK it was top dead center.

    So thats my code. Lol.

    Why it should go other way amazes me.

    All buttoned up...now tomorrow when nobody is home i will do the final hookup inside.
    In my best African accent and grammar the reason.
    The madam she is a using the powa so dare not make it go out. If i do the baas is likely to kill me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Brent thats a me thing. Where i grew up on 220v we had a huge big earth pin on receptacles and similar to UK it was top dead center.

    So thats my code. Lol.
    Unfortunately I think most of us here put them with the spade sides up, which is wrong, but they just look wrong the other way. More than once I've seen the metal plates come loose and fall and short out the circuit.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Unfortunately I think most of us here put them with the spade sides up, which is wrong, but they just look wrong the other way. More than once I've seen the metal plates come loose and fall and short out the circuit.
    Just looked it up. What I can tell is that it might be one of those 'which way to hang the toilet paper' type issues. According to code, either way is fine, as long as you are consistent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Just looked it up. What I can tell is that it might be one of those 'which way to hang the toilet paper' type issues. According to code, either way is fine, as long as you are consistent.
    Yeah, I can't quote what code or if there is one, but that is the argument I've always heard for doing the ground on the top, keep things from falling down on top of a somewhat loose cord and contacting the spades, but that is assuming that you're using a grounded cord.
    Darren

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Just looked it up. What I can tell is that it might be one of those 'which way to hang the toilet paper' type issues. According to code, either way is fine, as long as you are consistent.
    In my house, all the switch-controlled outlets are ground pin up. The unswitched ones are ground pin down. That's the way they were installed by the builder's electrician.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    In my house, all the switch-controlled outlets are ground pin up. The unswitched ones are ground pin down. That's the way they were installed by the builder's electrician.
    That's actually pretty clever. Only problem I see is that most of my switches only control half of one outlet. Did they follow a standard on whether or not the switched outlet was on the top or the bottom?

    I do like that idea. I might have to flip a few outlets around here.

    I'm clearly no expert on this, just posted the results of about 15 seconds of googling, LOL.
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