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#40233 - 07/15/04 06:57 PM voltage on plumbing
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Mobile home - had 2 fires underneath it-cause undetermined- but 99% sure it was overloaded heat tapes (only wire of any kind
down there)the problem-when I was there today the landlord was under it working on plumbing-when he disconnected a compression
fitting he got a shock-using non-contact
tester I got voltage at the water heater (it was disconnected)but the needle barely moved w/ multi meter.But when he got the plumbing back together the voltage disappeared.(and just now I remembered the ground clamp from fuse box to copper is off)I've heard of voltage coming in on the plumbing from other homes; possible? Ideas?

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#40234 - 07/15/04 08:27 PM Re: voltage on plumbing
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Disconnect, until solved!
Smells like liability!
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#40235 - 07/15/04 08:37 PM Re: voltage on plumbing
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Sounds like the neutral floated when the compression fitting openned.
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