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Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147502
11/10/02 04:37 PM
11/10/02 04:37 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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A member advised me of this information and it appears questionable. Look it over and please add you comments.

http://www.blackanddecker.com/ProjectCenter/workshoptips.asp?DOC_ID=p_3_27_15138_15139_15140.html


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
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Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147503
11/10/02 04:47 PM
11/10/02 04:47 PM
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sparky  Offline
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do U mean the use of LOTO Joe??

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Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147504
11/10/02 05:02 PM
11/10/02 05:02 PM
Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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[Linked Image]

Soap?

Remove a broken light bulb—after turning off the electricity or unplugging the lamp—by inserting a bar of soap, then turning counterclockwise. Discard the soap. Or, use needlenose pliers to grip the filament or the metal base of the bulb.

[This message has been edited by Joe Tedesco (edited 11-10-2002).]


Joe Tedesco, NEC Consultant
Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147505
11/10/02 07:21 PM
11/10/02 07:21 PM
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sparky  Offline
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yeah...uhm...soap?.... thought that sort of odd too....a twist on the old irish spring commercials came to mind..... [Linked Image]

Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147506
11/13/02 10:10 PM
11/13/02 10:10 PM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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I've never seen soap recommended for that purpose before. Usually they call for a potato... [Linked Image]

Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147507
11/14/02 12:30 PM
11/14/02 12:30 PM
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mamills  Offline
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Wharton, Texas, USA
The tip of a pair of needlenose pliers, spread open against the inside of the screw shell, has always worked for me...even on large lamps or ones with a bayonet base (like some stage lighting lamps).

I've never been one to waste a perfectly good potato... [Linked Image]

Looking at that ampacity table, I would think that an 18awg. extension cord for any kind of power tool would be pretty flimsy.

Mike (mamills)

[This message has been edited by mamills (edited 11-14-2002).]

Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147508
11/14/02 07:48 PM
11/14/02 07:48 PM
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Bjarney  Offline
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OK—that begs the obvious question: what would you rather do after you replaced the lamp? Use the soap bar on your armpits—or eat the potato?

Re: Electrical Safety Advice Questionable? #147509
11/15/02 09:02 AM
11/15/02 09:02 AM
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Trainwire  Offline
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Strasburg,PA,USA
Ya gotta give em credit for that much consideration of a LOTO.


TW


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