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Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« on: November 29, 2014, 06:51:57 PM »
Please post any comments for Only Fourteen here, not with the story. Thank you.

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Re: Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 03:00:19 PM »
A good start, however, right near the end. where the boy is pulling the meter to turn off the power is not a safe practice, the resulting fireball that occasionally occurs has killed many linemen in the past. Simply turn off your main house panel breaker to dump the load. Fused switches and surge arresters on the primary powerline will look after any faults occuring on the main lines. If the meter panel has a breaker, shut it down, do not pull meters especially under load....you should see the training videos we get very scary stuff.
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Re: Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 04:42:46 PM »
I would never pull a meter if I could get to the breaker panel. But I would not go into a place with live wiring that could be exposed without doing something to cut the power. I do not know any other way to kill the power to a house from outside.

I have pulled quite a few meters over the years when I was a residential electrician and did not have any problems. But I appreciate your caution and pointing out the risks.

Just my opinion.
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Re: Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2014, 04:49:20 PM »
That was the old S type sockets that would break load the newer A sockets are nasty...I've done it to ...lol
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Re: Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 06:06:22 PM »
Ah.

I see I need to do some additional research.

Thank you.

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Re: Comments for "Only Fourteen"
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 08:27:27 PM »
Good ideas on the net and frog spears, also on the machette of course.