Backward wiring

by Typeminer

I've seen places where some homeowner mounted the outlets upside down just for the hell of it. Seen places where the orientation is different in different rooms. There's a slight charge on some of the plumbing in the house I grew up in, probably because some fixture somewhere is wired backward, but no one has found the backward connection in 50 years. And my grandfather was an electrician, and my brother is a communications tech.

Then there are people who violate the Second Law of Plumbing, and put the cold on the left. happy.gif

Posted on Jan 30, 2018, 5:49 AM

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  1. Re: Backward wiring. Dave H, Jan 30, 2018
  2. Socket polarity. Russ Kepler, Jan 30, 2018
    1. It happens. James, Jan 31, 2018
      1. National Electrical Code. Kymation, Jan 31, 2018
        1. Interesting!. beejay5169, Jan 31, 2018
          1. Plugs. Chloe, Jan 31, 2018
            1. Earth pin not necessary....... beejay5169, Jan 31, 2018
              1. Earth. Chloe, Feb 1, 2018
    2. They also put the socket "upside down" for a Switched outlet. Bruce Bergman, Feb 4, 2018
  3. Modern wiring and plumbing. cbob, Jan 30, 2018
    1. Ours is like that, too.. DannyBeans, Jan 31, 2018


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