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Old 12/13/18, 2:13 PM
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Default Interesting find!

Though I did not find this during an inspection (a tear out of a kitchen remodel I was doing). This was the Range outlet setup for the kitchen, performed by the previous tenant of the house. Enjoy!

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Old 12/13/18, 2:25 PM
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Default Re: Interesting find!

They were bootlegging something off that 240v outlet.

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Old 12/13/18, 3:28 PM
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Default Re: Interesting find!

I have seen similar before. Three #12awg together don't = one #8awg.
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Old 12/13/18, 3:49 PM
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but they needed another circuit or two...

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Old 12/13/18, 5:57 PM
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Default Re: Interesting find!

That is a disaster but I bet it worked for them.

While it does not apply in this situation, here is a good read on parallel conductors: https://www.mikeholt.com/instructor2...2732sample.pdf

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