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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Boil, Nov 29, 2020.
“Which way is your tongue supposed to go in an electrical outlet?”
On dimmers, it depends:
Electricians and painters (I've worked for both) insist on vertical.
To me it just looks better since most switches and receptacles are oriented vertically.
You think you have problems?
I don't know whether to call an electrician or a plumber.
Screws: vertical. Horizontally, they collect more dust and grime from hands slapping at the switch plate.
we tried that on forementioned one at work...it fell off and bopped one of lads on his bonce....
do you prefer apples or oranges sir?
or do you prefer something more exotic like limes or grapefruit?
I took that picture Thanksgiving at my friend Lumpy's double wide. $625 a month in Bodfish.
Same system we use
They should all be at 45 degree angles pointed top pointed inward bottom pointed inward.
Wherever they end up when you set them all to the same number on a torque wrench.
Yeah. If it really bothers you that much, get hidden screw switchplates.
Personally I have better things to do than stare at our light switches and SSOs and worry about the orientation of the fixing screws. If you adopted the British design you'd have fewer screws to bother about anyway.
I have CDO.
It's like OCD except that the Letters are in the Correct Order.
Give us break!
We are still learning how to speak Proper English.
That's very neat of you.
I was an electrician in a former life, and I always did them vertical.
Then you have to explain how a ring main works and why every plug or fixed appliance switch is fused.
I am right. You're both suffering from an untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder.
This was a pretty lightweight "Dispute with neighbor" situation...no guns, screaming, fencelines, loud engines, adultery, etc. I consider this title clickbait. Should have been titled "Neighbor & I screw differently".