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Thread: Electrocution

  1. #1
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    Dec 2003


    Last edited by kingfish; 08-19-2009 at 10:52 PM.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2002
    SouthEast NC ICW & Piedmont Foothills
    that sucks
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

  3. #3
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    May 2000
    Colorado flatland native
    Somebody forgot to hook the ground wire??? POS
    My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
    Walter Matthau

  4. #4
    Was it an electric leaf blower?
    Otherwise, I don't see how that could happen.
    Hey cockroach, don't bug me!

  5. #5
    Every electric leaf blower I've seen has a double insulated motor and the housing and blower tube are plastic. Even the heavy duty gasoline back-pack mounted units I've seen have plastic blower tubes. I wish the story had provided a few more details.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Sounds like it was a bonding problem? All metal must be bonded on swimming pools, because you can be shocked even with proper grounding. Being short of details, who knows what condition his blower was in? I dont think the lawyers will ask?

  7. #7
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    Jun 2009
    Highland Il.
    Was working on an outside unit this morning was kneeling on cond. unit went to open service disconnect and pow knocked me on my butt. I had shut lever down but the insulation on line side was chard and fell off when I opened cover and top of lid touched a wire the fire flew, that was my eye opener this morning.

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