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  1. Santa
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    Santa Regular EF Member

    I thought that some of you would find this amusing:

    Switch box shocks badly. - Straight Dope Message Board - https://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=856313
     
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  2. elsparko
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    so if live wires are "hot" then what is the terminology in yankietown for a hot water pipe? im assuming a yank sparky would bond his hot wire to the hot pipe
     
  3. Santa
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    Santa Regular EF Member

    What amused me was all the suggestions, but no one said - call a professional.
     
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Trusted Advisor

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    but how would he get a wire nut on a pipe?
     
  5. elsparko
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    easy, drill a hole all the way through the pipe
     
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    After all, it is the Wild West and they are all Cowboys :eek: .
     
  7. freddo
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    That whole thread seemed to just accept faults like that as normal and applying tape over screw terminals was a suitable solution. No mention of insulation testing the circuits. I have some American electrical books and the sections on testing is very limited, often stopping at a 'socket and see' type of check.
     
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