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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Why do receptacles have a different hot and neutral side?

    Quote Originally Posted by NEC View Post
    Heysus Jack........ You really are older than dirt........

    I invented dirt right after inventing rocks because it was to hard sleeping on the rocks.
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

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    Default Re: Why do receptacles have a different hot and neutral side?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    I invented dirt right after inventing rocks because it was to hard sleeping on the rocks.
    Jack............. I thought someone like you would be sleeping on clouds....

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    Default Re: Why do receptacles have a different hot and neutral side?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    I invented dirt right after inventing rocks because it was to hard sleeping on the rocks.
    You should have invented the duck so you could "harvest" some down for a pillow......

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    Default Re: Why do receptacles have a different hot and neutral side?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1234 View Post
    But does the proper way even matter if you have an old cord where the prongs are the same size? As far as I can tell (from this thread), it SHOULD be wired properly but doesn't matter with an old cord because the cord can be plugged in either way. Am I understanding correctly?
    You betcha.

    Many vintage devices didn't have polarized spades and depending on vintage didn't have polarized marking on the cords ---- unlike today's requirement.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
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    Default Re: Why do receptacles have a different hot and neutral side?

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    Unfortunately you are correct. I remember the old record players, if you got shocked when you touch it you were instructed to unplug, turn the plug over, and replug it.
    Jack
    LOL .... geez i remember that as well

    Also thinking about the old tube radios and TV's with the " HOT " chassis.
    "" an ounce of perception -- a pound of obscure "
    - Rush

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