Jump to content

switch and outlet style


Recommended Posts

Saw these in a house in Virginia, DC area. There seems to be any configuration; gfci, single pole, dbl pole, duplex, dimmers, etc.

Any of you had any experience with them?

Click to Enlarge
tn_2013122115931_DSCN0379.jpg

8.16 KB

Click to Enlarge
tn_2013122115951_DSCN0378.jpg

10.31 KB

Link to post
Share on other sites

That receptacle is for folks who think upside down is better than right side up.

It works for either side of the brain, as well as folks that favor the left side over the right.

I can think of no logical reason for any of that oddball stuff, except to confuse anyone visiting the house. Just an annoyance, like light dimmer switches without handles, for example. Those are real fun when the bulb is burned out. [:-party]

A sliding light dimmer switch the other day, mounted upside down, why?

How about the fan that uses a remote, but the remote is nowhere in sight?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd venture that goofy is in the eye of the beholder. Look at it long enough and it becomes the norm.

Granted that this old guy would rather things stayed recognizable while I'm still up.

Haven't seen them either, Les.

Marc

Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez, people...

Isn't it obvious? These were found in the DC area! This is simply the first generation of receptacles designed using "equality based design practices" as demanded by a changing world. Note that the hot or neutral side no longer always slavishly has to be on the right or left. Now there's no bias or assigned (and presumably preferential) order...they're equal! And the grounds no longer always have to be top or bottom. They can be side-by-side. Again, they're perfectly equal! Now we just need to eliminate that pesky neutral is the larger slot thing and we can achieve real equality. [;)]

Link to post
Share on other sites

Geez, people...

Isn't it obvious? These were found in the DC area! This is simply the first generation of receptacles designed using "equality based design practices" as demanded by a changing world. Note that the hot or neutral side no longer always slavishly has to be on the right or left. Now there's no bias or assigned (and presumably preferential) order...they're equal! And the grounds no longer always have to be top or bottom. They can be side-by-side. Again, they're perfectly equal! Now we just need to eliminate that pesky neutral is the larger slot thing and we can achieve real equality. [;)]

If that were the case, it would have started in California . . .

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...