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Hehe, I see your spartan 81. I had that same thing happen on a mainline with my spartan 1065. I plugged into a different outlet on a different circut and that solved it. they have their wiring screwed up. I bet they mixed the ground and nuetral up. but its the house wiring for sure. tell them to get an electrician in there before you will go back out. You could try another circuit like i did.
 

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WoW :eek:
 

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"Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death."

You're telling me!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Seeing this video makes me angry :furious:. When I saw it all I could picture was the HO calling how much for? and says too much. someone else goes and gets a massive shock. Proving yet again how dangerous or risky jobs can be. Hope your ok?
 

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I wonder how the K-60 would fare in the same situation with its built-in GFCI?

I think most new ones have them built in for just this sort of thing. My 10 year old Spartan 300 has one.

I changed an old water service gate valve this morning in a basement. Came up copper, then brass fittings, then gate valve, then union and then galvy the rest of the way. I noticed there was a jumper ground type wire from the copper to the galvy going around the gate valve. I thought hmm, what's going to happen when I break this glavy union? Well nothing happened but I'm still wondering why they had that jump going around the gate valve and union, past problem? I put in a new ball valve and a short piece of Viega pex. Then sold them on a repipe, I hope.:thumbup:
You can never be too careful out there.:thumbsup:
 

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I know a plumber who moved from Mountain Home AR. to the Dallas area to be closer to his daughter and was rodding a drain and that was the last thing he did while on this earth. He is now with the Plumbing Gods looking over the rest of us.

Rest in Peace Lynn
 

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[quote"Ironranger"]I changed an old water service gate valve this morning in a basement. Came up copper, then brass fittings, then gate valve, then union and then galvy the rest of the way. I noticed there was a jumper ground type wire from the copper to the galvy going around the gate valve. I thought hmm, what's going to happen when I break this glavy union?[/quote]

I've had plenty of experiences with those. I usually carry electrical clamps and heavy wire to extend the ground before I break the union. I was changing one in a crawler under an ancient house and it zapped me pretty good. I was lying on the ground because that's all the room there was.

Many electrical codes required both a ground rod outside and a ground to the plumbing. We were required to run at least 5' of metal pipe outside the house for the ground.

These days, with plastic taking over, I'm sure the grounding practices are changing.

It can be any old device leaking juice to the ground.

I was doing something around a gas furnace once and realized something wasn't right. I checked outside and there was 120 volts on the gas main. The furnace had just been installed and the fool wired the power to the ground.

On a lighter note: my ex once called me to her new house because every time her boyfriend's daughter ran water in the sink she got shocked. I got there and got out my tester and picked up about 30 volts in the water flow.

Looking around, I saw an old electric frypan and a lid that touched both the frypan and the sink. I lifted the lid off the counter and the electricity in the water went away. :laughing:
 

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I had an electrical problem a few years back in a bathroom. It was one of the old steel medicine cabinets with the mirrors, lights and a plug in at the top. For some reason I touched it with wet hands on got a good zap. Told the HO about it and she said oh don't worry, it only happens if you touch it with wet hands otherwise it's ok. WHAT? Call an electrician today before you kill someone!!!!!!
 
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