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  1. #27
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    It's not true, well the eyeball part anyway but its typical when a story like that get passed down.

    Inmates condemned to die in the electric chair dont turn into the guy whos face melts at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

    They're hit with around 2000 volts at 5 amps for a few seconds at a time.
    Hmmm...

    The 'chair' is meant to stop one's heart... not fry them.

    As we know... volts do not kill someone... amps do. I suspect if 460V at 100A (or for that matter 40A) hit someone... it would do strange things to their body.

    Ever see that thing about popping a hotdog? The power co shows it to linemen. They put a hotdog between probes and hit it with 8700 volts (what is usually on the lines just before the Xformers that feed your house). Hotdog explodes instantly when hit. Literally no parts larger than the end of your pinky left.

    The human eye is the most sensitive part of the body exposed to air... it probably is the part which reacts the worst to external forces also.

    Just my , not arguing with anyone.
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  2. #28
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    As far as the chair goes under 6 amps. Otherwise the body would COOK

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    WWWWWW.WW.Whaaaaaaattt???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six View Post
    A 50 Amp 3 pole 600 volt disconnect on a Carrier RTU Friday.

    Guess he ran out of blue wirenuts...
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  5. #31
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    It only takes 1/10 of an amp to kill you at least thats what they taught us in the Navy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Guess he ran out of blue wirenuts...
    Right ? Those large blue wire nuts are hard to come by.....

    Any way they're in my truck stock now.

    Notice they were not that old ?

    I was thinking about painting them orange and using them as safety road cones to put around my van when I park.

  7. #33
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    i have bypassed disconnects when i had to get something working ....

    then i cut the handles off so they cant be operated anymore....

    Ive had my ass jumped by building owners for doing that and i ask .. .do you want a dead guy on your roof ? they usually shut up after that
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrpogo View Post
    It only takes 1/10 of an amp to kill you at least thats what they taught us in the Navy.
    GFCI's trip at 6mA. It's enough to make you rather uncomfortable, but will keep you alive. Now I know the Navy uses some rather unique power systems, but I'm pretty sure the 6mA is fairly standard.

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    Lock, tag, TRY.
    We locked out the breaker on a 480 pump a few years back... 3:00 AM, night shift. When we got to the TRY part, the pump started. 3 of us looked at each other with big eyes while we crapped ourselves. Some dumbass had feed the pumps from a new breaker and left the equipment number plaque on the old breaker.
    Lock, tag, TRY

  10. #36
    Wow...at least my hacks are courteous...

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