ALWAYS shut the power off.............................

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  1. DeepSpring

    DeepSpring TPF Noob!

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    I was working in our film studio today re doing the lighting set up. My friend was supposed to turn the power off but I guess he didnt. I went to plug the lights in. Balancing on a ladder and thinking power is off I accidently put it on backwards and a get a big nice suprise of an insanely loud crack and a blue spark at least 2 feet wide. It singed off all the hair on the top of my hand which started spasming a little.

    Can't forget to add it melted the metal plugs a bit.....

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    so is the moral of the story make sure your friend really turned the power off or make sure you don't do a DOH and plug them in wrong???:greenpbl: :lol:
     
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    hmmm lets say power so I don't look as stupid :)
     
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    Trust No one, I have been an Electrician some 25 years now...
    Cosmo
     
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    What's funny is the hot pin on the socket is arced and the ground pin on the plug.

    Rule one: It's hot unless you've checked it personally.
     
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    Are there any more "Electricans in here ?"

    as in I.B..E.W.?

    I just recently (my how time flies) RETIRED!

    why didntt I do this.. 20 years ago ??!!


    103 boston


    112 Kenneiwck Wa


    1547 "ALASKA"! BYE BYE !!

    I make it a point.. to go to bed.. at 6:45 a.m. !
     

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