There are times to vehemently question authority, there are times to do what
you are told.
Works both way. I often take the suggestions from subordinates but I
sometimes just say "that is the way I want it". I don't have to give a
reason, other than I'm the boss.
Code does not care. Seems to be getting more and more the accepted practice
to have them ground up, especially in offices where a paper clip could fall
onto the prongs. I don't know if there are any documented cases of a paper
clip falling onto prongs though.
In my case, two room air conditioners would have the cord hand better if the
pin was up. I recently bought a power strip and the cord can be rotated on
the plug to easily accommodate either.
Too bad they dont make outlets where the ground pin can be rotated to
the preferred side. <LOL>.
I never realized how confusing and complicated this could all get.
The point about the neon tester is a good one, since they are intended
for the ground down. As far as paperclips landing on outlets in an
office, that should be grounds for dismissal. Throwing paperclips is
dangerous and should not be tolerated. Heaven forbid if the ground
prong was UP, and the paperclip got hung on it, and touched the hot
prong as it spun around the ground prong.
I sure am glad the code dont specify the correct way, the whole world
would be in chaos......
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