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I took these pictures at a jobsite today and I thought my fellow Mike Holt newsletter buddies might appreciate seeing them.
The cord was brand new, plugged into a GFCI-protected receptacle and it supplied a brick saw. I didn't believe the bricklayer when I heard him complaining to his boss about flames shooting from the plug. So, I told him I would look at it for them.
I was so surprised with what I saw. I grabbed my camera and photographed the following:
To get these photos, I cycled the saw twice. Remember the cord was plugged in a 20A GFCI receptacle, and it never tripped!
I believe the problem was a loose
connection between the old cap and the new cord because the neutral side of the male
end was practically soldered off. (Source of ignition)
I wish I had a better picture of
the cord and cap when it was over. I would have pursued the exact reason if it were
my cord, however, the bricky wanted to return it to the store right away. The sequence
of events depicted in the photos was consistent with all cycles.
Mike Holt's Comment: Thank you Aron for sharing this with us. To those reading this newsletter, if you have any photos, videos, information, or legal cases that you would like to share with the electrical industry, please send them to Mike@MikeHolt.com.
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