Fact: Electricity is always trying to get to the ground
So does Electricity in Underground Ducts always try to get upto Feeders on Utility Poles?
Fact: why do birds that sit on power lines don’t get electric shocks? It’s because the electricity is always looking for a way to get to the ground, but the birds are not touching the ground or anything in contact with the ground.
Unless there are Underground Feeders, then the same Birds would get the Shizzenhousen shocked out of them!
Sorry, I couldn't resist!!!
The descriptions are partly correct - if you want to get into the whole Capacitive Coupling story with a Person asking for a "Crash Course in Advanced Electrophysics"; but generally this will just blow their minds!
Bob (Iwire) is right though, about the Site's Admin/Designers/etc. having a great goal in mind - and that is always a good thing.
Just wish there was some way to wipe out the run-away "Pseudo Science" dealt with nearly every day, regarding this whole "Eeee-lekk-trisssiteee ALWAYS
seeks "Ground", and as long as "You" (who, Me???) aren't "Grounded", then "You" cannot get Shocked.
With this I should begin saying:
"OK, let me see "YOU" do it"!
This will either cure the misconception / Bunk Information thingee for at least one Person that day (likely more to follow after the "enlightening" experience has a newfound impact on that Person), or end up with Me "Tackling" the Person to knock him clear O' the connection, CPR administered while someone calls an EMT / 911, and wishing this "Beta Test" was never done in the first place!
I hear a lot ... and I mean A LOT!!!
of Electro-B.S. during the course of the week, and while it becomes very nauseating, I would never place anyone in Danger - regardless of their level of Dicketry, My frustration, or both.
Man, I am just such a Bitchen Guy, huh???
(please note the sarcasm directed completely at myself here, and increase its level X 1,000).
Just one last thought; would Batman and Robin be "OK" to Beta Test the "Why don't YOU try it" theory on?
Sorry, I couldn't resist again!
BTW, the whole "Batman" thing these last two days is a week long, on-the-job joke, per the way some Steel Studs had been installed within several walls at quite a few locations across the Project.
Makes you feel like you are watching the old Batman Shows - you know, like how the Camera angle was tilted to a side when they were filming from inside one of the Villians' Hideouts / Headquarters / Clubhouses / Torture Chambers?
Same effect going on with random sections of off-plumb framing!
I won't even get into the depth of discussions and theories of "Why they framed it that way", which are totally Batman related!
...And we get PAID to do this!!!
(sounds like we screw off all day...actually these theories are pondered while Electrical Equipment is being installed).