Stupid electrician cut the plug

Ke

Well-known member
Sep 30, 2007
106
Toronto
#1
My pool LED lights come with a outdoor transformer which is a plug-in type. The electrician cut the plug and connected the wire to the Aqua Logic panel. The inspector said flexible wires cannot be hard wired to the panel and the circuit needs to be GFI protected. The panel has a knock-out for a GFI outlet, Home Depot has a yellow wet location plug, can I use it to replace the factory plug? I really don't want to buy a whole new transformer.
 

TizMe

LifeTime Supporter
Aug 26, 2007
920
Covington, Georgia
#3
I agree with AnnaK. Why should you fix something that a qualified person who you contracted and paid money to to install something on your behalf failed the insection and I would think the inspector wouldnt let you touch it anyway since a professional did the work to begin with ....


Good Luck !
 

Starsky

LifeTime Supporter
May 16, 2008
68
#5
tagprod said:
The electrician made a mistake and you have an opportunity to teach him about his error. I think calling someone stupid is a little harsh.
is there another "cut the plug off" story someones' not telling? :)
 

Ke

Well-known member
Sep 30, 2007
106
Toronto
#6
Relax, everyone. I just want to know if it's OK to replace the factory plug with a water-tight plug from Home Depot. When the factory sealed plug is cut off, you lose the UL/CSA rating, is it possible to "restore" the rating by replacing the plug?
 

JasonLion

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May 7, 2007
37,879
Silver Spring, MD
#7
This is a "yes but" kind of situation. Yes, if you use the correct kind of plug it will nominally met code, but it is at the inspectors discretion to a large extent and the inspector can still say no.