Dangers Of Energized Equipment and Circuits


Old 12-20-07, 09:01 PM
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Dangers Of Energized Equipment and Circuits

I cannot emphasize enough the dangers of working on electrical equipment and circuits when live.
If you are going to do your own work, please do it only in a deenergize state.
You may think that because it is only a residential service or 120 volt circuit that you can't get hurt.
Trust me , you can get killed.
Attached is a video worth watching and considering before doing any live work.
Scroll down and watch Donnie's Story.
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Old 12-21-07, 07:25 AM
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It still amazes me how electricity can instantly convert a harmless looking panel to high velocity liquid metal and plastic.
Old 12-21-07, 09:14 AM
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Awww, It reads that the video is no longer available
Old 12-21-07, 09:49 AM
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As posted: "no longer available" but I suspect it confirms one of an old bosses favorite sayings, "Always stand to one side of the panel. They are made to explode straight out." Nothing like seeing a dead short in a 480v controller box to make you a believer even on 120v circuits.
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The video still worked for me. You have to click the start arrow in the lower left corner rather than click on the middle of the screen.
Old 12-21-07, 01:53 PM
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The page is poorly laid out. There is a link below the first video that says Donnie's Video but if you click it it just loops you back to where you were. As stated in the first post you must scroll past the first video which is no longer available to the second video on the page.

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