Which is what I used to do - until one day when I took out most of a city block. My little short somehow bypassed a dozen or more fuses and breakers and took out some huge multi thousand amp breaker out at the street somewhere.
I acted as mystified as everybody else - but I know damned right well what really happened. <g>
I've seen that happen... not a city block though but did take our a 14kv transformer fuse tho....
its funny (or nor really) on how the hydro suppliers pace of work, no urgencey to work... but i guess if i was doing 14KV i wouldnt rush either hahaha