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#114491 - 04/03/03 05:54 PM Out to get me !
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Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3142
Loc: NY, USA
I was up on an aluminum coated roof on a rainy day, after being asked to repair a 277V floodlight that wasn't working. Red Flag was the cord /connector. Opened the cover and Voila!

I'd sure like to find the "electrician" that did this
...Scott (Electure)

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#114492 - 04/03/03 06:19 PM Re: Out to get me !
Bjarney Offline

Registered: 04/10/02
Posts: 2561
Loc: West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
What looks like a high-performance weep hole begs the question, "Was it ½ full or ½ empty?"

#114493 - 04/04/03 03:54 AM Re: Out to get me !
maintenanceguy Offline

Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
Most people don't know that you can increase the ampacity of your conductors if they're water cooled.

#114494 - 04/04/03 05:44 AM Re: Out to get me !
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Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
My concern is more with the unterminated ground wire from the fixture, via the cord.
Some unwary soul goes to troubleshoot this fixture (maybe take a voltage test).
If there was a winding to core short in the ballast (which would have gone on undetected indefinitely without a ground connection)...well, then

What would be the end result???

#114495 - 04/04/03 07:39 AM Re: Out to get me !
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

I thought you were attacked by insects here.


#114496 - 04/04/03 08:31 AM Re: Out to get me !
HotLine1 Offline


Registered: 04/03/02
Posts: 6789
Loc: Brick, NJ USA
Bitten once, know what you mean.
I make it a "habit" to always carry a non-contact voltage detector. I check the fixture housings before I touch them. This is a common problem. "The green wire don't do anything" mentality. 277 volt jolts are not a good thing.

#114497 - 04/04/03 04:07 PM Re: Out to get me !
Trumpy Offline


Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8532
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Tell me about it!.
Man, this could be really dangerous on a wet Metallic roof.
Some-one needs a damn good kicking, for this one!.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green grin

#114498 - 04/05/03 01:12 AM Re: Out to get me !
frenchelectrican Offline


Registered: 02/06/03
Posts: 938
Loc: Wi/ Paris France { France for ...
hotline1 : try to deal with 480 unground fixures they are my top of worst type of fixure to deal with it especally on wooden post i got "hit " with it before.... and i have a habit to use non concat voltage tester almost everywhere i go now including home area i have work on metel box and somecase have hot and nutureal or ground wire revresed that is spooky i really hate it grrrrrrrrrr

merci marc
Pas de problme,il marche n'est-ce pas?"(No problem, it works doesn't it?)


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