From: Keith R. Williams
Subject: Re: OT: In floor power recepticles
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2002 21:00:26 -0500
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> > On 27 Oct 2002 05:06:34 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Rileyesi) wrote:
> >>> Please post the names and locations of any hospitals stupid
> >>> enough to
> >>>want to install power outlets in the floors of their operating rooms.
> >>> I need to
> >>>make a list of places I never want to get sick in.
> >>Why would this be a stupid idea? Please feel free to tone down the
> >>sarcasm just a bit.
> OR floors get wet with all kinds of stuff during procedures, including
> blood, saline, urine, plasma, and plenty of other conductive liquids.
> Edison plugs are not waterproof while connected, even if the receptacle
> is waterproof the rest of the time. So if anything is plugged into the
> floor outlet, it will act as an electrified reservoir for all those fun
> liquids. This must be in violation of the NEC.
Come on guys! This *must* be a troll. I'm no electrician (EE
type), but who on the good planet Earth would hire someone to
design an OR without *specific* knowledge of the requirements.
The fact that the OP is looking for a floor mounted receptacle
for an OR (add to the insult that he's searching for one and
cannot find it) here in the NewsGroups, certainly means
*something*. ...and not something good. Sheesh!