I get that. But why go through the addition of the suicide cord to energize the duplex (resulting in just a simplex recep when you're done) when you can just plug into the energized recep just inches away?Dead circuit on one of those duplexes, so its being energized from a live one.
I get that. But why go through the addition of the suicide cord to energize the duplex (resulting in just a simplex recep when you're done) when you can just plug into the energized recep just inches away?
No, there is an exterior receptacle back-to-back to the one on the right that is being fed through the wall.I'm trying to wrap my head around the logic for the install in the first place. Is the cord just energizing a dead duplex just inches away from a live one?
You think to hard Sometimes it is easier to just make to male ends and not go through the trouble of taking things apart. As for why there are two outlets in the same location I think at some point in time girls kept blowing the existing circuit with multiple hair dryers.
Perhaps the recepacle on the dead circuit that mbooke mentions is connected to other outlets in the "carport". And so the suicide cord would be powering up the carport area and not just the dead receptacle.
I interpreted it that way too.I'll try again. The Decora receptacle on the right was installed solely to supply one on the other side of the wall.
It's like using an outlet (instead of an inlet) on the outside of a house to feed a generator receptacle on the inside.
Or the carport didn't have a receptacle and this was the easy way to install one.I interpreted it that way too.
The scary thing to me is, WHY is that carport circuit dead in the first place, and why was this the solution? If the circuit was dead, we can surmise there was a bad connection somewhere. By back-feeding it from another circuit, you have the potential that the bad connection would be found some day and in fixing it, the person doing so gets exposed to this back fed circuit and gets injured or killed. Bad juju...
From our perspective, yes. From that of a DIYer who only envisions what he sees on a daily basis, perhaps not.This would be the hard way to install one. There are easier ways, and ones that are legal.