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Blowmoldfreak

Probably One Of The More Scarier Electrical Things I've Found In A Blowmold

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I'm back if anyone actually remembers me. LOL. Anyway. I picked two candles out of the garbage a while back and recently got around to looking at them today and found this inside both of them. someone had spliced a night light onto the 25w light holder.

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LOL I got a mickey and he had the top of a lamp tied in his light hole with a bread tie lol

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i got a pumpkin where someone cut an extention cord in half and wired the light i the middle. with the plug and the and the female end sticking out. very unsafe but useful

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I'm back if anyone actually remembers me. LOL. Anyway. I picked two candles out of the garbage a while back and recently got around to looking at them today and found this inside both of them. someone had spliced a night light onto the 25w light holder.

Oh, were you gone? ;) Since your picture didn't post I can't really tell if it is unsafe or not. (I've had trouble with pictures on this new forum software also.)

TED

P.S. Welcome back!

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The scariest electrical thing I ever found was on a string of 3 Bayshore JOLs I got at an estate sale. There was a circuit breaker spliced into one wire (apparently at the factory) but because the breaker was blown the previous owner used a male/male adapter that enabled one to plug the female end into the wall. To deal with that annoying 110V current at the original male end, he wrapped the plug in a fecal ton of electrical tape! I immediately threw the adapter out so that I wouldn't be tempted to use it. Perhaps I should've donated it to the Museum Of Dangerous Wiring?

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