Re: Carbon dioxide bike tyre inflation (was Re: That was dumb..)

In alt.sysadmin.recovery, on Sun, 18 Nov 2007 17:25:06 GMT
Peter H. Coffin <hellsop@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 17 Nov 2007 11:50:52 +1100, Bron Gondwana wrote:
In alt.sysadmin.recovery, on Tue, 13 Nov 2007 03:30:58 +0000 (UTC)
Garrett Wollman <wollman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Near as I can tell (not having a copy of the NEC handy, although I
know where to find one) it's just a funny term for a wall outlet. The
term could well date back to the time when appliances were screwed (or
later plugged) into light sockets. Code today requires outlets every
so many (10?) feet along blank walls and under every window, IIRC.
Within a single room these will often be daisy-chained, and most
outlets are designed for this configuration. Frequently there will be
at least one outlet (half of a duplex fixture) with a separate,
switched power feed, intended for a floor or table lamp.

Only because you weirdos haven't heard of ceiling mounted lighting yet,
if my experience in New Jersey was anything to go by. Very odd it was,
the lack of good lighting coverage.

Ceiling fixtures cost developers money, for no particular increase in
the selling price of the house. Switched outlets cost very little in
comparison, since both require about the same amount of additional
wiring to handle the switching.

Oh - what I have seen a bit of here is the opposite! Lack of
powerpoints meaning that people have put bayonet cap adaptors
on the end of power cords so they can plug into the ceiling
socket (or a multi-adaptor with the globe and a side connector
installed in same)

Strange stuff.