A reminder to take care

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
I'd like (not) to see him try out a 480V panel box...as long as I'm not standing where he'll be launched into me...
 
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I still remember my dad melting a spot on the shaft of a screwdriver after he was messing around in the fuse panel in the basement. Or the time my buddy and I melted a half-moon into the sheet metal when we disconnected the positive battery cable in his Citation and the ratchet touched the fender lip inside the engine compartment.
 

airdronian

Radar Member
I recall trying to use my Grandad's drill. Once. Aluminum casework and damp hands were not a successful pairing. ⚡
 

Fran604g

Just Call Me Junior
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I still remember my dad melting a spot on the shaft of a screwdriver after he was messing around in the fuse panel in the basement. Or the time my buddy and I melted a half-moon into the sheet metal when we disconnected the positive battery cable in his Citation and the ratchet touched the fender lip inside the engine compartment.
When I worked with my dad at R.F. Communications (now Harris Corp.) in the late 70s, he showed me how to draw an arc off an antenna coupler with a pencil. When I was even younger he'd shown me how to draw an arc off a TV flyback with a grounded screwdriver. I developed a really healthy respect for high voltages before I went and got walloped on my own. Auto spark coils...they were just good fun. 😂
 

MikeyFresh

Moderator
Staff member
Or the time my buddy and I melted a half-moon into the sheet metal when we disconnected the positive battery cable in his Citation and the ratchet touched the fender lip inside the engine compartment.
I've done that.
 
Who is this guy? I gotta see more of his stuff.

Edit: never mind - figured it out.
 
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paulbottlehead

Active Member
Ah yes. A lot of his stuff is gut-busting funny but I don't know how he's not dead... Love it.
Part of his still is looking like he doesn't know what he's doing, but in reality knowing that nothing he's doing is going to cause short term damage. Long term damage may be another story.
 

kirk57

Junior Member
Generally speaking, I only make those kinds of mistakes once. If he's doing it over and over again, my guess is he knows what's going to happen and plans accordingly.

More views that way, and all...
 

Dan ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Peanut Head
LOL That reminds me of a friend, who once checked to see if a circuit was live by sticking a screwdriver across a wall switch's terminals. BZZZZT!
 
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