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    electrician trying to do controls

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    Sadly I've had that happen before. Lost a 1609-101 to a ground happy sparky that claimed it was code to have to ground any bare copper wire. Didn't seem to understand it wasn't a wire he was grounding.

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    So, inquiring minds want to know. Did the control survive?


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    That's just down right funny. I mean, you know, so long as no one got hurt.


    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Sadly I've had that happen before. Lost a 1609-101 to a ground happy sparky that claimed it was code to have to ground any bare copper wire. Didn't seem to understand it wasn't a wire he was grounding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    That's just down right funny. I mean, you know, so long as no one got hurt.
    Just the control. And sparkys pride

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    wouldn't it be grounded through the mounting screws anyway?

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    Nothing wrong with getting your pride slapped upside the head once in awhile. As I think I saw here on this site a week or two ago, crow is best eaten while warm. Meant to post my latest embarrassment, just been busy and forgot about it till now.


    Quote Originally Posted by rider77 View Post
    Just the control. And sparkys pride

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    I don't see anything right about this. This has got to be a joke! Black conductors are not ground. It appears to be a blue conductor connected to ground. Color Coding has a reason. Did the cable guy do this?
    Yes, I've seen that before and it doesn't mean I like it.

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    Blind sparky going by touch.

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    I have been less than impressed with the electricians I have dealt with some are downright dumb kind of scary that they play with electricity

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    When did black aka. negro become a grounding color?

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    Or blue aka azul?

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    No real electrician would do that. The wire is marked with black tape as well. Some kind of DIY or just a hack at work.

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