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30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself #182907 12/17/08 05:48 PM
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Zapped Offline OP
Actually, it's titled "30 Ways to Die Of Electrocution".

I wonder why they don't update this stuff and add a guy on an aluminum ladder hanging holiday lights off of a power line?

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Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: Zapped] #182936 12/19/08 09:49 AM
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jdevlin Offline
My favorite is the kid taking a wiss off the bridge onto the trolley wires.

Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: jdevlin] #182940 12/19/08 01:32 PM
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NJwirenut Offline
Yeah, but they busted that one on "mythbusters" a while back.

Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: NJwirenut] #183097 12/25/08 01:46 PM
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Samurai Offline
is anyone else wondering what a baby is doing with a coffee pot on his nightstand?

I loved the "rat chewing wires" one. gives me an idea for a better mousetrap; problem is it could be a fire hazard.

and the cow one; looks like a missing GFCI device. maybe that one should be titled "how to be crushed, pooed on, and electrocuted."

fun fun fun :p

Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: Samurai] #183103 12/25/08 05:26 PM
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sparky Offline

i've done that one on those "gee,should my electrical panel sound like bacon?" service calls

i've 'scanned' those deals with a voltic ever since....


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Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: sparky] #183190 12/29/08 08:26 PM
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Albert Offline
A couple of the drawings show what appears to be a residential service panel, but with a device at the bottom that looks like a multi-position rotary switch. These were typically used in motor starters and speed controls to select taps on a resistor or autotransformer, so I'm wondering why one would be installed in a residence. Perhaps for manual voltage regulation?

Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: Albert] #183193 12/30/08 02:19 AM
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noderaser Offline
Or it really is a flux capacitor... Perhaps the Germans had the market on time travel before late 80s movies.

Re: 30 Ways To Electrocute Yourself [Re: noderaser] #183258 01/01/09 02:27 PM
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Texas_Ranger Offline
I don't have the slightes idea what this could have been... the entire panel looks weird so my best guess is that the artist didn't really know all that much about electricity and those details have to be considered "artistic liberty". On the other hand, many details are surprisingly accurate, but that's mostly restricted to the "everyday life" details.


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