COMMUNITY FORUM

latexia707

02:32PM | 05/13/07
Member Since: 11/01/06
34 lifetime posts
Bvelectrical
Hello all,

the other day I was putting back together a box with 2 switches. As usual... I did not turn off the power before doing so. I know I know I know... please don't lecture me!

So... with the pliers... I touched the box (ground) with the black wire and the pliers...

Guess what... z beautiful arc emerged from the box, then a little fire and a beautiful pair of melted pliers...

Now... this is not so much the problem... the real deal was that the breaker did not trip... why is that?

Thanks!

Billhart

03:38AM | 05/14/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Lots of stories about FPE (Federal Pacific) breaks not tripping. Also Zinnsco/GTE/Sylcania.

But limited documentation.

joed

07:15AM | 05/16/07
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
What type of breakers do you have?
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you have a spare desk sitting around, you can easily convert it into a custom vanity. Cut away the back portion of the ... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1