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#126269 - 02/12/03 03:40 PM This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
Joe Tedesco Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 3325
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts USA
Sent to me by Keith, an electrician who works for the Western Power Industrial Electric Inc. located in Santa Fe Springs, California

Here is an image from my collection that I thought you might want to post.

It has to do with sealing up panels so creatures cannot get inside!

I hope you don't have a weak stomach.

This was taken in July of 2001 at a retirement home in Gardena, Calif.

They said that it smelled through the
entire building (smell traveled through the conduits) and it wasn't the first time it had happened.

In case you can tell, it is/was a Possum.

The skull was about the size of a fist. The little things all over it are/were the maggots that ate the cooked meat.

Clean-up involved a shop-vacuum, gloves, face mask (should of had an breathing tank), and a wire brush.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 02-12-2003).]
Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant

#126270 - 02/12/03 05:28 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
As my dad says, "That's enough to gag a maggot!"

#126271 - 02/12/03 06:30 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
Turns out I do have a weak stomach!

#126272 - 02/12/03 06:35 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
lighthouse Offline

Registered: 01/02/03
Posts: 141
Loc: philadelphia pa 19125
i bet that hurt.. feel sorry for the guy that had to clean that to go it's dinner time.

#126273 - 02/12/03 06:55 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
circuit man Offline

Registered: 11/05/01
Posts: 287
Loc: saluda,s.c.
now i know what a bad smell looks like! YUKKK!

#126274 - 02/14/03 08:57 AM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
mamills Offline

Registered: 11/30/01
Posts: 739
Loc: Wharton, Texas, USA
...Roast possum a la ITE...yummm...

Sometimes I wonder if it is indeed possible to seal panels (and other electrical devices) sufficiently to keep out the beasties. Found a mouse (the still alive kind) in a sqD 200a. safety switch the other day, while changing a burned out fuse. The cover was tightly closed, and there were no open KO's. The only way mousie could get in there was to crawl through the conduit from somewhere else.

Beasties are VERY determined...

Mike (mamills)

Thinkgood: Your "smilie" rates an A+!

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 02-14-2003).]

#126275 - 02/14/03 02:34 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
Scotts Offline

Registered: 01/17/02
Posts: 224
Loc: Ventura, CA, USA
We had a power outage in my neighbor hood once because a rat crawled in the transfomer. Bye Bye rat.

I have had to clean up a rat like that once. Don't know how I did it. I think I looked away and thought some happy thoughts while I did it.

I could not do it again. After 2 kids and the diapers and 2 dogs I have lost my stomach. Fortunatley the wife is understanding and cleans up after the dogs in the yard.


#126276 - 02/15/03 09:49 PM Re: This is What Really Happens in the Real World!
wa2ise Offline

Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 769
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
Looks like an improper opposum termination.


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