Welcome, Guest

 or  Register
NewsFeed

I put my tongue on a 9V battery once
#41
(06-15-2019, 09:59 PM)Full Throttle Wrote: I'm scared to even change out receptacle switches in my house!!  

Got busted with a 220 one time, learned me proper.

I have switched out many a 277 v ballast hot in a hospital setting. Just
have to pay attention and follow the pattern. Hot wire first to be
disconnected, it the last to be reconnected. I have seen electricians
with the end of a finger scarred permanently with that level voltage.
Years back, I worked with a Plant tech, while I was still a maintenance
man only. He had been a lineman for OG&E. One day he managed
to connect himself to a live line and nearly died. Still burned badly.
He quit that job and decided to tend boilers instead.
Last note. We were shooting the breeze one day on getting bit by electricity.
An elevator repair contractor said the hardest he ever got hit was with a
300 DC battery. He was lucky to walk away. I was in the ER area one day.
An electrician was carried in as he had been blown by the wind into a large
business sign 20 feet up (277 volts!!). He did not make it and I saw his
young widow curled up in a hallway crying. Only takes one wrong move
and one second. You might find out if there is a life after death real quickly.

, FlyoverCountry, Godless Patriot  likes this!
Reply Share
#42
(06-16-2019, 06:00 AM)BadBrad Wrote:
(06-15-2019, 09:59 PM)Full Throttle Wrote: I'm scared to even change out receptacle switches in my house!!  

Got busted with a 220 one time, learned me proper.

I have switched out many a 277 v ballast hot in a hospital setting. Just
have to pay attention and follow the pattern. Hot wire first to be
disconnected, it the last to be reconnected. I have seen electricians
with the end of a finger scarred permanently with that level voltage.
Years back, I worked with a Plant tech, while I was still a maintenance
man only. He had been a lineman for OG&E. One day he managed
to connect himself to a live line and nearly died. Still burned badly.
He quit that job and decided to tend boilers instead.
Last note. We were shooting the breeze one day on getting bit by electricity.
An elevator repair contractor said the hardest he ever got hit was with a
300 DC battery. He was lucky to walk away. I was in the ER area one day.
An electrician was carried in as he had been blown by the wind into a large
business sign 20 feet up (277 volts!!). He did not make it and I saw his
young widow curled up in a hallway crying. Only takes one wrong move
and one second. You might find out if there is a life after death real quickly.

You can't have an off day. Most people who get hurt or killed were doing something they've done a thousand times.
Getting off the beaten path puts your soul back on track
, BadBrad, Godless Patriot  likes this!
Reply Share
#43
So has anyone actually put their tongue on a 9V battery? I have, several times. I kinda like the taste of low voltage electricity :P
, BadBrad, FlyoverCountry  likes this!
Reply Share