Among other things, note the box and EMT on the workbench that are plugged in to the dangling receptacle. This is in the same place where we needed to install some additional flourescent lighting. Opened a box to tie in the new lighting and found a variety pack of #12 and #14 on the same circuit. Figured we had better take a quick look at the panel and found a 30A breaker "protecting" the circuit..........
the reason the extinguiser is under the source of ignition is because its an automatic extinguiser. when the molten steel from the burning disconnect drips on the extinguisher, it will melt a hole in it. the extinguiser will automatically discharge, putting out the fire.
[This message has been edited by cpalm1 (edited 11-16-2004).]
Given the extreme slipshoddiness of the installation- and overfusing ("overbreakering?")it to boot- I have to wonder what sort of powdered chemical lurks in that extinguisher... "Why, sure, I can use ANY ol' thing in this here fire extinguisher- I done charged it with this powdered stuff I found out yonder in the barn- it said 'Magnesium Powder' on it..."
No wire bias here- I'm standing on neutral ground.