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Can anyone tell me why these dealers cannot or refuse to ship to .....UPDATE: It’s here!!!  And it’s bigger than I thought!!!
Posted: 09 May 2011 12:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 56 ]
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hulitoons - 06 May 2011 10:48 AM

Added note:  How come the U.S. uses 120 volt electricity, not 240 like the rest of the world?

Sure! Get me side-tracked on the ‘Straight Dope’ website again! mad  LOL

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Posted: 09 May 2011 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 57 ]
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hulitoons - 09 May 2011 04:45 PM

I don’t know anyone who sells or does work on mowers Peter.  However, if I am able to use it and not wind up in the hospital, then I think that probably qualifies.  The real test will be if I, being relatively short (well short enough that I’m not supposed to sit in the front seat of our car because if the airbag discharges I’ll probably be killed) can actually pick this up, move it around without it carrying me off, and can actually cut grass without injury. 

What I will do though I think is take pictures/videos.  That might help?

It might. wink

To be on the safe side, consulting an electrician (about the special 220v sockets) might be wise.  They may not know mowers, but they DO know wiring.  Just a thought. smile

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Posted: 09 May 2011 02:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 58 ]
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Dave you’re right and I’m pretty dense since my last employer IS an electrician HAHAHAHAHA!!!  Guess I can give him a call or send a message huh?

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Posted: 09 May 2011 03:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 59 ]
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It is my recollection that ALL modern household wiring in the US is capable of 240 volts. The three holes on the plugs are two ‘hot’ lines, and one ‘ground’. Most appliances use only one ‘hot’ line and the ground, but those that need a smidge more ‘oomph’ use the two hot lines. It’s a bit complicated, but it apparently works.

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Posted: 09 May 2011 08:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 60 ]
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Exactly right, Robin.  The USA uses a single phase, single tap 220v system. The red or green are BOTH 110ac, with a neutral ground.  Most ‘normal’ appliances only need one side of the ‘phase’, but heavy draw items (like a dryer or stove) need both sides.  And there are several 220v sockets available for use. (That I personally know of, and I am NO electrician.) wink

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