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#114491 - 04/03/03 05:54 PM Out to get me !
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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
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#114492 - 04/03/03 06:19 PM Re: Out to get me !
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What looks like a high-performance weep hole begs the question, "Was it ½ full or ½ empty?"
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#114493 - 04/04/03 03:54 AM Re: Out to get me !
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Most people don't know that you can increase the ampacity of your conductors if they're water cooled.
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#114494 - 04/04/03 05:44 AM Re: Out to get me !
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My concern is more with the unterminated ground wire from the fixture, via the cord.
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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???
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#114495 - 04/04/03 07:39 AM Re: Out to get me !
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Ah,

I thought you were attacked by insects here.


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#114496 - 04/04/03 08:31 AM Re: Out to get me !
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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.
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#114497 - 04/04/03 04:07 PM Re: Out to get me !
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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!.
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#114498 - 04/05/03 01:12 AM Re: Out to get me !
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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

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