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#24044 - 04/02/03 04:36 PM Crispy Critters
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Troubleshooting job resulted in the discovery of this poor varmint.







The switches the mouse was caught between were on two different circuits with opposite polarity, so 240V was possible here...

The problem was unrelated to the mouse.

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#24045 - 04/02/03 04:42 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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How did the mouse get into the box? No cover plate?
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#24046 - 04/02/03 04:52 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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Mice can fit through VERY small openings. Thats got to suck!
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#24047 - 04/02/03 05:08 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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Hey! Why aren't the switches grounded?
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#24048 - 04/02/03 05:27 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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I have seen that before. Once in a meter socket where there was a whole family of them all got zapped. It was time for a new service.
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#24049 - 04/02/03 06:11 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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Speaking of rodents, how is it that squirrels can eat the insulation off romex untill you're left with 3 bare pieces of copper? They don't die and must enjoy it because they continue to do it. I once opened a wall and found 6 feet of bare wire that was romex along with nesting material.
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#24050 - 04/02/03 06:20 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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Re: grounding the switches--the center one looks grounded at least, can't see the ECG terminal on the others.

I've seen a mouse get into a light box with a porcelain keyless fixture somehow, and that was in Chicago with a conduit system. Zapped, burnt, and blowing out bulb after bulb till we checked it out.

I found a birds nest with newly hatched birds in a outdoor box--CBs and GFI receptacles at a campground. That actually happened a couple times, found numerous eggs, nests, etc. They came in through an open KO on the bottom. Actually I prefer an opening on the bottom to allow water to drain out, but not to let critters in. Wasp nests are the worst.
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#24051 - 04/02/03 07:17 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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I found one of those things dead, with the tail end hanging out of the top of a trough that had a missing k/o, in a juice plant a few years back. I removed the cover and found the creature still had his jaws wrapped around a live 480 volt motor feed wire. YUCK!!!!!!
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#24052 - 04/02/03 07:36 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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The only "critter" I have come across was a mouse that made a home out of the buildings Walker Duct system. I was doing some demo and he was permanently attached to the hot terminal of a receptacle.
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#24053 - 04/02/03 08:05 PM Re: Crispy Critters
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