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If the receptacle cover plate comes loose

Posted by deecee on February 24th, 2003 01:07 AM
In reply to bit of trivia by Moderator, Steve on February 23rd, 2003 10:24 PM [Go to top of thread]

and falls and gets between the receptacle and the cord connector, it will hit the ground and hang up on that instead of across the hot and neutral. If its plastic, I can't see a problem, but often, commercial construction cover plates are metal. This is the reasoning I learned for putting the ground up. Now I guess I'll have to wait for the right answer or go look it up. I don't know why the Brits do it differently. The French would do something different just to be contrary. Luck, Kizmet

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