Re: [World] The truth about electricity
I agree with you Gary. If we think about it, if arcing on 120 or 220 lines
was such a problem, how could we use electric switches and circuit breakers
in our homes? The air gap between the contacts is much less than 1" and
unless there is a faulty switch or breaker that doesn't snap open or closed
quickly as it should, then arcing is never problem and contact has to be
made first at these low voltages. I agree that we need to be esp. careful
to avoid any real contact with body or metal poles with the 120/220 lines.
I also go with the idea of watching out for the high voltage lines on poles
and near multi-tenament building and exercising due caution. A simple phone
call can be a life saver to the power company.
Good points as you stated.
George C. Fahrlender
On Location Services
P O Box 8073
"Quality, You Can See"
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Mauer" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 7:44 PM
Subject: RE: [World] The truth about electricity
> Just so you know - I'm done after this message.
> I've already backed off to where I'm not as concerned about working
distance from the 120
> 0r 240 volts you encounter in single family homes.
> But condominiums are residential, and route work often involves
> That means more power than you would encounter in a single family home.
> Sometimes the power lines running down the street are very close to a
house. There's a
> lot of power in those lines. Thousands of volts.
> No, an arc won't jump out and get you just because you happen to be there.
> retreated to where I'm talking about arcing after someone has made contact
> you need to be "more" concerned about making contact than about causing an
> That doesn't mean arcing doesn't kill or injure people.
> I've been doing some browsing. If you want to see some warnings about how
arcing can cause
> burns or knock you around even if you're not part of the arc itself, check
> electrician's link.........
> Like I said, I've entered the power company's phone number into my cell
phone, so I can
> call them if I have a question.
> And that's all I've got to say, even if I think of something else - and
even if anyone
> wants to disagree.
> Gary Mauer
> Window Cleaning Network
> Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, USA
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