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#147502 - 11/10/02 01:37 PM Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
Joe Tedesco Offline
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A member advised me of this information and it appears questionable. Look it over and please add you comments.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProjectCenter/workshoptips.asp?DOC_ID=p_3_27_15138_15139_15140.html
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#147503 - 11/10/02 01:47 PM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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do U mean the use of LOTO Joe??



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#147504 - 11/10/02 02:02 PM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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Soap?

Remove a broken light bulb—after turning off the electricity or unplugging the lamp—by inserting a bar of soap, then turning counterclockwise. Discard the soap. Or, use needlenose pliers to grip the filament or the metal base of the bulb.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 11-10-2002).]
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#147505 - 11/10/02 04:21 PM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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yeah...uhm...soap?.... thought that sort of odd too....a twist on the old irish spring commercials came to mind.....
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#147506 - 11/13/02 07:10 PM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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I've never seen soap recommended for that purpose before. Usually they call for a potato...
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#147507 - 11/14/02 09:30 AM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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The tip of a pair of needlenose pliers, spread open against the inside of the screw shell, has always worked for me...even on large lamps or ones with a bayonet base (like some stage lighting lamps).

I've never been one to waste a perfectly good potato...

Looking at that ampacity table, I would think that an 18awg. extension cord for any kind of power tool would be pretty flimsy.

Mike (mamills)

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#147508 - 11/14/02 04:48 PM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
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OK—that begs the obvious question: what would you rather do after you replaced the lamp? Use the soap bar on your armpits—or eat the potato?
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#147509 - 11/15/02 06:02 AM Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable?
Trainwire Offline
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Ya gotta give em credit for that much consideration of a LOTO.


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