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From: billg...@cs.uofs.edu (Bill Gunshannon)
Subject: Re: Dear Mother Hen and all you c.o.vers...
Date: 14 Nov 2012 01:32:36 GMT
Organization: Computing Sciences Dept., University of Scranton
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In article <B0ndbxQvpFN$@wvnvms>,
c...@wvnet.edu (George Cook) writes:
> In article <4Gj5qAugs...@eisner.encompasserve.org>, koeh...@eisner.nospam.encompasserve.org (Bob Koehler) writes:
>> In article <ZvgXHZNh4ZaY@wvnvms>, c...@wvnet.edu (George Cook) writes:
>>> The ground wire (green) is correctly called the Equipment GroundING
>>> Wire, while the white is correctly called the GroundED Wire.
>> OK, it's been a while since I had my nose in the NEC. If that's
>> there terminology, then it is what it is.
>> I was just put off reading a post where both the black and white
>> wires on a 110V branch circuit were refered to as hot. That would
>> lead to misconceptions.
> I don't recall who said that (refered to both as hot), but if I gave
> that impression, then I apparently was not precise enough which is
> why I'm trying to be very particular now with what things are called.
> I'm sorry if some see that as jerkish behavior, but it's better to be
> seen as a jerk, than to see someone get killed.
> I didn't realize it until long after I'd left home, that I grew up
> in a death trap due to my father being clueless about all the wiring
> and over fusing he did in the house.
Don't be so hard on your father.
When I went to work at a Submarine Base last Feb. I had to go to the same
"new empoloyee orientation" as everyone else even though I was never going
to get to set foot on a sub (heck, I didn't ven get to see one!) Part of
the course was electrical safety. I was paired up with a new hire wrench
monkey and a guy who had retired from the Navy as an electrician and then
retired from this same sub base as a civilian electrician but was coming
back to work. When we were being tested on electrical safety they presented
us with a switch box and a very large motor that needed repair. The new
guy immediately pointed out that they had tagged the box with a shipboard
tag but when in the repair facility a shore tag should be used. The
instructor asked, "What else?" Because it wasn't relevant to my job I
was just standing there remaining quiet, When it became obvious that no
one was going to say anything I said, "There are no lockouts on the box."
The twice retired electrician said, "What's that?"
Of course, now you also know why I do all my own wiring. And, yes, even
in my house I have lockouts in my toolbox.
Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
billg...@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
University of Scranton |
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