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Old 27-07-2015, 17:45   #1
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Tapping a cable for small loads

Here's a great way to get a little juice where you want it!
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Old 27-07-2015, 17:46   #2
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

That scares me, and I'm fearless!
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Old 27-07-2015, 18:03   #3
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

Not even a little electrical tape isolating it from the air? OMFG !!!

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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

What an idiot, everyone knows you are supposed to run the screw in there then take it out and then just shove the bare wire in.
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Old 27-07-2015, 18:30   #5
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

If only there was a proper ring terminal.

I run across things like this all the time. The mentality that if it works, and yes this will actually work, why am I making such a big fuss about it, especially when the owner has figured out a way to save some money and a friend he met at the Tiki hut does the same thing and has never ever had a problem with his.

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Me too.
Me three. But only because he forgot the fuse in the tap line within 6" of the tap connection
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Old 27-07-2015, 21:03   #8
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

seen lots. not that... hope they didn't use a stainless screw.
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

Not only a screw into the cable but uses solid core wire and a wire nut and connects the RED to a BLACK wire.
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Old 27-07-2015, 21:37   #10
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seen lots. not that... hope they didn't use a stainless screw.
No problem, it's a drywall screw.
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

On a positive note (pun intended ), the screw looks nice and tight
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

I guess it's before the meter, so it's "free" power?
Ever seen anyone use jumper cables on a meter box, who's meter has been removed?
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

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Here's a great way to get a little juice where you want it!
we as youngsters living in squats used to do this all the time to get free electricity,also free telecoms could be had in a similar way....................

I seem to remember we called it "Electrikery"
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Aluminum, steel, and copper. Oh well.
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Re: Tapping a cable for small loads

I'm still laughing. And in surprise - I thought I had seen everything possible in this area.

And the actual terminal is just 2" away!!!

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