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#1 Tim Halloran

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

The other thread on tie-ins got locked pretty quickly or I would have posted there. For strictly historical interest: what exactly is an electrical tie-in and how were they used? Why are they so dangerous? And besides the vague warning from Mr. Sprung, why the harsh prohibition about even discussing the topic here? There's no regulatory responsibility here, so what better place to discuss the pitfalls of a practice than here? Just curious.

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#2 Tim Tyler

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:41 PM

It is a liability issue.

Tie-ins are dangerous and illegal (in most places) unless performed by a certified electrician.

If somebody gets electrocuted using information they learned on this public forum, it would be bad for everybody.

Electricity is invisible and can be very dangerous. It is easy for the uninformed to overlook the possibility that one incorrect move can result in instant death.
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#3 JD Hartman

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Posted 30 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

As your question over at Controlbooth.com In the lighting forum.
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