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Open Neutral Shock Hazard! #76031
10/14/00 12:38 AM
10/14/00 12:38 AM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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A student who opened the neutral of a 3 phase, 4 wire circuit feeding electric discharge lighting fixtures was hurt bad.



[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 11-18-2002).]


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Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard! #76032
10/14/00 03:42 PM
10/14/00 03:42 PM
Bill Addiss  Offline
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Joe,

Yes, that is something We surely have to be careful of.

Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard! #76033
12/17/00 10:55 AM
12/17/00 10:55 AM
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pip  Offline
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Little Elm,Tx
the neutral can be our most dangerous enemy. she is silent, but, she packs a serious bite. The first thing a new helper should learn are the potental dangers of a neutral.

Re: Open Neutral Shock Hazard! #76034
12/17/00 02:33 PM
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gpowellpec  Offline
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Pip, I am sure you don't mean for the new helpers to learn the way the one in Joe's post learned. Just kidding. How many elctricians who survived a hot neutral realize how lucky they are? There really needs to be more concentration on electrical safety using OHMs law numbers to get the point accross before someone gets stung.


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