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Chris Hindle

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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 08:43:34 am »

I have a different road on this.  A lesson learned is often better than a lesson never encountered?  But it's sounding too much like "To have loved and lost than to have never loved at all".   
Anyway,
Maybe the guy with no brows will be much more concerned about getting it right in the future.
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He's a slow learner........ :o
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2020, 11:47:45 am »

Strange... I didn't know that the color of eye is important for an electrician.

Sally, it's Eye Brows, not Brown Eyes.........
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2020, 11:50:31 am »

Did some UI programming eons (NOT JBL) ago, and took the program out to a local facility to alpha test.
I asked the woman to cursor down to the third line - she asked where?  Screen was yellow and green.  All looked "blank" to her.
FIrst, very few women are color blind.  Most common is red green.  She was yellow green color blind. Rare in men, nearly non-existent in women.
[size=78%]I was told by mathematician boss that statically [/size]The odds of finding  a woman with that color blind trait - well maybe one in the population of women in the greater DC area.
Go figure.  That's why we test.
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2020, 03:10:06 pm »

never work with an electrician missing digits. I've actually encountered one who tickled live 230v wires to see if  they were live

My grandpa was chronically dehydrated. He'd work on the electric fence live. He claimed to not even feel 120V.

(In residential and light commercial wiring in the US, there's no such thing as a "230v" wire. It's all 120V relative to ground. Relative to each other, you'll get 240V, but if you're just tickling the wires, you're only gonna get 120V. Larger commercial and industrial, or certain 3-phase is a different story. All sorts of different standard voltages.)
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2020, 07:26:10 pm »

My grandpa was chronically dehydrated. He'd work on the electric fence live. He claimed to not even feel 120V.

(In residential and light commercial wiring in the US, there's no such thing as a "230v" wire. It's all 120V relative to ground. Relative to each other, you'll get 240V, but if you're just tickling the wires, you're only gonna get 120V. Larger commercial and industrial, or certain 3-phase is a different story. All sorts of different standard voltages.)

Tickling 120v once in a while is great to remind you that you're alive.  It hurts, but in a good way.  480v on the other hand SUCKS.  Do not recommend to anyone.  Avoid at all costs.
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2020, 09:24:04 pm »

Tickling 120v once in a while is great to remind you that you're alive.  It hurts, but in a good way.  480v on the other hand SUCKS.  Do not recommend to anyone.  Avoid at all costs.


I have no experience working on large industrial and I am very cautious working with anything live.  I did however in my younger days get hit with 2kv of plate voltage (around 180ma it was a 500w transmitter not very efficient) I felt like I got whacked in the head with a steel pipe, it hurt. 


Nothing hurt like an RF burn I got that ended up costing the company about a 30k dental insurance claim.  I was sitting on top of a transmitter connecting a watt meter between the feedline and the transmitter.  It was an 800Mhz radio.  4 times I asked "Mick" my helper from Emilio Buggee's house of illiteracy (otherwise knows as Tampa Bay Technical College) three times I ask the kid is transmitter in local?  In remote mode the transmitter would respond to automatic key sequences to send pages.  He said yes.  Just as I pulled the N connection out the transmitter keyed and it arced to my thumb, cutting and cauterizing my tissue to the bone like a plasma torch.  It as so painful.  I reflexively jerked and my work book hit the kid in the face and knocked half his teeth to out of his mouth. 



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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2020, 10:00:30 am »

Maybe the guy with no brows will be much more concerned about getting it right in the future.
But how could you tell he was concerned?
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2020, 11:24:16 am »

If you see a bomb tech running, try to keep up...
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2020, 04:19:34 pm »

Youtuber, electronics guy and lampie Bigclive said he once was so tired (due to the workload the company he worked for put him under iirc)  he fell asleep into a live electrical panel, luckily/amazingly he did not come into contact with any live electrics!
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Re: Never hire an electrician who doesn't have eye brows.
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2020, 04:56:42 pm »

Youtuber, electronics guy and lampie Bigclive said he once was so tired (due to the workload the company he worked for put him under iirc)  he fell asleep into a live electrical panel, luckily/amazingly he did not come into contact with any live electrics!
Similar story: I had a tech who had been up for...around 3 days, try and remove tails from a live panel with his Swiss Army knife. I knew that the guy was in really rough shape when I heard a crash next to me at FOH as I was mixing the show, the crash being him falling asleep on his feet and falling off the FOH riser (on to grass, fortunately, we were in a festival tent). Anyway, come tear-down time, I see him make for the stage and aim for the tie-in, which was on the deck. I ran after him, with a large, fully insulated screwdriver I carried for such work in hand. By the time I got to the stage he had already un-done the neutral (I never did hear the effect this had on the tent that was down stream of us...) and was going for one of the hots. I said "hey man, don't do that!" but he was so out-of-it that he just shrugged me off and leaned in towards the panel. I grabbed his arm, pulled it back, pried the knife out of his hands and swapped in the insulated screwdriver. He jerked his arm free and went right back at the panel only this time with the insulated screwdriver. :(
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