Hardware Store Knows What`s Good For You Now [Pic]

Submitted by: SaintPatty 6 years ago Funny

Illegal maybe. Dangerous, OK, we"ll buy that. Fire hazard, sure, we can see that. But immoral? Who do you think you are?
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Female 96
Umm... It`s supposed to be funny. It`s next to some Christmas lights. It seems like a response to people stringing up Christmas lights so that the ends don`t line up right and they think they need a two-sided male adapter.

Jus sayin
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Male 197
@DFWBrysco If you have a generator you want to connect to your electrical panel you need to use a transfer switch so that when the generator is powering your panel you are not backfeeding the pole outside. Most power companies will permanently disconnect your power for backfeeding because of the danger it poses for their workers.
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Male 5,413
Because the point would be.....
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Male 1,834
yup no gay adapters please
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Male 307
@ChainsawNbud - Hey - no one said that this solution was for everyone... there are just some things that you cannot idiot-proof. There are idiots that still use hair-dryers in the bathtub, or stick screwdrivers in sockets... besides - it would only get to the transformer before it was grounded out - since (at least in Ft. Lauderdale) there are only an average of four homes to the pole transformer, it is doubtful you would see a lineman up there.
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Male 1,013
suhweet. "immoral" to set up a dangerous electrical item that might possibly kill someone whilst setting up decorations celebrating the birth of a son of a self purported mass murderer (via flood).

Whenever I need some salt... "I dare ya to look back at your burning house... I DARE ya!"...
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Male 2,419
@Chainsaw
the people working on the downed power lines under several feet of water?
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Male 2,850
@ChainsawNbud

"DWFBrysco...that`s a good way to kill people who work on power lines...there`s always going to be the idiot who doesn`t know or doesn`t care and forgets to flip the main and energizes the lines outside the home."

Correct me if I`m wrong (and I may well be, I`m a layman on this), but wouldn`t doing that just trip the home`s mains circuit breaker?
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Male 741
DWFBrysco...that`s a good way to kill people who work on power lines...there`s always going to be the idiot who doesn`t know or doesn`t care and forgets to flip the main and energizes the lines outside the home.
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Male 271
what an elegant way to handle this.

bravo.
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Male 12,138
I chuckled.
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Male 3
"the electrical is distributed throughout the house to all plugs and due to the transformer in the circuit breaker box is stepped down to 110"

umm, there are no "transformers" in circuit breaker boxes O.o
Unless you mean the 110v to 12v/24v/36v doorbell transformer sometimes mounted to the exterior of a panel.
The power is separated by each breaker on the double breaker being connected to opposite 125v rails inside the circuit panel.
Sorry had to say it >.>
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Male 8,302
It`s not the double-ended male that`s `immoral`, its the fact that both of those back-to-back males have to be plugged into females as well. For those confused about it:

2 Guys, 1 Girl = WIN!
2 Girls, 1 Guy = WIN!!!
2 Girls, 2 Guys = Meeeh
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Male 195
Infinite power. Thank you my day had been pretty crappy.
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Male 307
There are legitimate companies that produce male/male adapters in both 110 and 220 sizes - they are used with portable electirc generators.

Instead of spending a fortune having wiring put into the circuit box of a home, you plug one end in a generator and one end into the 220V plug usually used by a clothes dryer - the electrical is distributed throughout the house to all plugs and due to the transformer in the circuit breaker box is stepped down to 110. Just flip off the main circuit breaker coming in from the street asnd any for any plugs to anything you don`t want to use and you are set.

Better than running extension cords everywhere...

<yes - Ex-Florida hurricaine survivor>
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Female 96
Umm... It`s supposed to be funny. It`s next to some Christmas lights. It seems like a response to people stringing up Christmas lights so that the ends don`t line up right and they think they need a two-sided male adapter.

Jus sayin
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Male 2,796
And another great idea...
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Male 2,796



You`re all doing it wrong...
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Male 2,419
@musuko
"The issue is that you can have live exposed pins."
did you not read
"The only issue here is using it properly."
or any of the part about making the pins not exposed before making them live?
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Male 251
I`m probably giving too much credit (and general consideration) to the sign-makers` thought, but maybe they were thinking of the people producing and selling the adapters. Manufacturing unsafe devices that have a very simple and safer alternative that does the same job just as easily could be considered immoral.
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Male 87
it says possibly... that has to count for something
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Male 2,850
@I-IS-BORED

The issue isn`t that the pins might get damaged.

The issue is that you can have live exposed pins. Accidentally touch anything metal to them and you`ve got yourself a catastrophy in the making.

Hell, touch them with your fingers and you could have a problem.
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Male 675
Immoral?
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Male 17,512
I just can`t think of a valid reason for those to even exist.
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Male 239
loadsa people questioning the safety of these adapters... fair enough they could be hazardous... but how the hell are they immoral?
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Male 2,419
@torisen
Seeing as you have never worked in making custom electronics before, I doubt you would see the advantages of making an appliance not have 3 dinky little metal bits sticking off of it that could snap and make it unusable, whereas a plug is much harder to snap because the rest of the cord will bend out of the way of some applied force before that will happen. I own appliances that have double ended male connectors involved (and you probably do too), they`re just conductors not magical power from nothing supplies. If my big durable box doesn`t have little bits sticking off of it it can be shipped and stored much less delicately. The only issue here is using it properly.
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Male 25,416
lolz
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Male 1,540
"That`s why you use them to connect together 2 extension cords"

Look, bud, I don`t know what kind of extension cords you`re using, but all the ones I`ve used have one male in and one female end, so that when you "extend" your cord, it can still actually plug in to the wall.
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Male 40
The only thing this is good for is creating a 110v 15-20a taser whip.

@I-IS-BORED: I hope you`re trolling. plug in both ends and it`s not Christmas, it`s the 4th of July.

Same to RPGillespie, Extension cords have a male on one end and Female on the other so you don`t need these to connect them, unless, again, you WANT an electro whip.

So... where CAN I buy these?
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Female 2,674
coedog: HA! It was def the use of the words `double ended`.... I also love how everyone knows that part from Requiem as `that one scene`.
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Male 217
That`s why you use them to connect together 2 extension cords
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Male 2,419
@screwz
Based on the physics involved, the danger is only if you plug in one end and not the other while the line is active because the exposed end now has a potential between the two blades. The safe solution to that is pretty simple, kill the power before plugging in both ends. It`s no more a dangerous component than the plug for my grill which connects to the wall with a male end and to the grill with a male end (although not of the same configuration as what is used for the wall outlet). You just plug it into the grill first THEN the wall and remove from the wall first.
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Female 876
Immoral - bahahaha!

But no that`s a drating stupid idea to use.
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Male 256
Why do these remind me of that one scene in Requiem for a Dream ...
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Male 384
"As an engineering student I`m going to go ahead and say they are neither illegal nor dangerous"

as an electrician, i can tell you it is very dangerous... also, illegal for a store to sell them.

maybe you are not paying close attention in class.
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Male 307
That`s why most electronic related components have the warning tag, "Never use while line is still electrified."

But I`ve got say it.... Cokc Docking!
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Male 1,178
what possible need would you have for one?
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Male 197
I am an electrician so I can tell you with a higher degree of authority than most that you can`t buy male-male extension cords, you have to make them. The reason they are not allowed and dangerous is because when you plug one end in the other end has 120 volts across the blades... touching them won`t kill you but it is gonna hurt.
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Female 187
this made me laugh so much.
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Male 30
As an engineering student I`m going to go ahead and say they are neither illegal nor dangerous.
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Male 684
isnt that just a really short extension cord?
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Male 15,510
That is so sad in so many ways
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Female 451
Wait, so what are they selling them for?
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Female 688
gerry, LMFAO.
crying with laaaaaaughter right now.
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Male 417
LOL ... LOVE that.
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Male 2,552
LOL @ immoral
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Male 37,890
It`s only immoral if you do it right.
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Female 5,222
illegal and immoral?
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Male 6,694
For those who didn`t know. Know You Know.
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Male 970
Link: Hardware Store Knows What`s Good For You Now [Pic] [Rate Link] - Illegal maybe. Dangerous, OK, we`ll buy that. Fire hazard, sure, we can see that. But immoral? Who do you think you are?
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