What could possibly go wrong here?
On top of that, the wires are backwards too…
You beat me to it Kevbo, reversed polarity. Also, the ground is not connected.
have had to do that a number of times, the trick is to use a solid number 14 wire about 6 inchs long, strip it back 3/4 of a inch and bend a tight J on that end, then strip and wire nut the other end to the stranded wires. Now it won’t fall out and it is safe to insert and remove from the recpticale. Of course inserting it into the right openings is a plus.
@kevbo, some outlets are wired backwards, which is dangerous. I’ve run across a few. I hate that.
#up depends on the country in some there is no difference because there are only two cables also, I did this when I was like 7
Well, the first two commenters had a clue.
I sure hope they have the local fire department on speed dial.
Yep, I learned this same thing from my recently electrocuted grandpa.
where I live – only new houses have ground, and most of the plugs dong even have the ground bolt (we don’t have holes) so no one gives a damn about polarity as well
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