02:32PM | 05/13/07
Member Since: 11/01/06
34 lifetime posts
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?



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.


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


Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

For an eclectic table setting or outdoor lighting, try a riff on this project from The SITS Girls blog—converting mason ja... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... 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... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon