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    no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    No more crawling on the floor looking for a wall outlet to use my vacuum. With my new cord I plug the copier AC cord into one end and vacuum into the other end.IMG_3809.jpg

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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    And for no extra cost it also works as a massive space heater/fireplace in the winter.

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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    pennsytucky Im sorry I dont understand your reply?

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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by 33technp View Post
    pennsytucky Im sorry I dont understand your reply?
    Call me crazy, but I think it’s called a “fire hazard”.

    Look it up.
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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    You can buy C13 & C14 connectors and make your own cord ... or buy a cord C13 to C14.

    It didn't look too dangerous to me, just awkward explaining all the black tape when the customer asks.

    Funny story:
    For about a month I noticed that the vacuum kept cutting out ... unless I wiggled the cord at the receptacle end. I didn't think any more about it until one day I was vacuuming away when the vacuum motor began slowing down and I noticed a stream of gray smoke editing a small hole in the 15P connector for my vacuum. Then it was a tongue of flame about an inch long. Apparently the hot had shorted to one of the other terminals, and was creating a new conduction path through the connector. I always have a copier cord or two in the trunk, and I used one of those for a while, until I could get another 15P. It's a little too exciting when my tools start on fire, especially while I'm using them. =^..^=
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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    If you unplug the machine while vacuuming, is it still safe to vacuum? The machine is no longer grounded, so I thought that was a bad idea due to static build up.

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    Re: no more crawling on floor looking for wall outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by anothertech View Post
    If you unplug the machine while vacuuming, is it still safe to vacuum? The machine is no longer grounded, so I thought that was a bad idea due to static build up.
    Good point. The chassis should always be grounded to avoid arcing, possibly damaging boards.

    My first vacuum did not have a ground contact through the hose, so when vacuuming developer you'd get: ... snap snap snap ....snap when the agitated developer discharged. You could minimize the arcing by keeping a thumb on the developing roller, but you still felt the discharge through your thumb. To prevent the arcing entirely I wrapped the nose of the vacuum wand in brass, and soldered a ground wire to it. Then I put a banana tip chassis mount connector to plug the ground cable into.

    No more arcing. Later on, 3M started making the hoses conductive, so I didn't have to ground it any more. =^..^=
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