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#902574 - 01/10/17 11:04 AM Re: 20 amp circuit [Re: code_ceis]
wsommariva Offline
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Registered: 02/25/08
Posts: 1598
Loc: Northern NJ
Before I found this site I turned off the main breaker before I did anything.

A large live falls from a utility pole onto a car. Noone inside gets hurt as the tires insulate the car from grounding the car.

If the tires burn off, problem.

Right?
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#902585 - 01/10/17 12:04 PM Re: 20 amp circuit [Re: wsommariva]
JMac Offline
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Registered: 10/14/03
Posts: 1971
Loc: Cary, North Carolina
Yes. I attended training for line workers for my employer. If your bucket truck becomes energized you stay in it until the power is shut off. IF you HAVE to get out there is a specific protocol to reduce your risk of getting shocked. You should only get out if there is a danger of fire.
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#902597 - 01/10/17 01:48 PM Re: 20 amp circuit [Re: wsommariva]
jdevlin Offline
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Registered: 09/09/02
Posts: 9561
Loc: Welland Ont. Canada
Quote:
If the tires burn off, problem.

Not necessarily. It's all about potential. Think of a bird sitting on a wire. You need to have a difference in voltage between two points you touch. If everything you touch is the same voltage there is no difference and no current and no problem.

Also a good part of the inside of you vehicle is not metal, so it is not conductive.

Of course if the tire burn off you are in danger of the whole car burning up.


Edited by jdevlin (01/10/17 01:49 PM)

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#902669 - 01/11/17 07:49 AM Re: 20 amp circuit [Re: wsommariva]
wsommariva Offline
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Thanks everyone.
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