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Old 01-13-2016, 08:28 PM   #1
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It's even wrapped the wrong way around the screw.
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:12 PM   #2
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We should ask Brian John to run a test and see how many amps can be run thru a sheetrock screw before it melts. Bet it exceeds a hundred.
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It's even wrapped the wrong way around the screw.


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Old 01-14-2016, 07:40 AM   #4
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That's funny, I was sent this pic by a friend who said an inspector in California sent it to him.
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I see this all of the time in older installations when the POCO needs power for something.
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Old 01-14-2016, 01:55 PM   #6
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Plus I guess I didn't see the other thread...duh.
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This pic has been floating around the internet since 1523.
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We should ask Brian John to run a test and see how many amps can be run thru a sheetrock screw before it melts. Bet it exceeds a hundred.



Damm ... Bare 12awg Solid ... makes a 100A Fuse in a pinch ....


as to the OP ... Dude didn.t have an Allen Key ...






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Thought you were being serious


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It actually originated from ET, but it went varial
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This pic has been floating around the internet since 1523.

It came from here, right?
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Work here completely vanished when the Vietnam war was ending. My dad decided to work non-Union.
The shop he worked for landed a school remodel job.
One of the crews working on that job found a pull box with some unusual conductors in it.
The guys on that crew decided that they would run a screw through the insulation of a couple of the conductors and check the screw heads with a meter.

The funny looking insulation was lead.

No one died that day but, they did have to bring in a cable splicer to repair the monkey trouble they got themselves into.
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How did that even work? If lead were an insulator then car batteries wouldn't work.
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Lead jacket over medium voltage cable.
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I can't even imagine pulling them
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I can't even imagine pulling them
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Lead jacket over medium voltage cable.
That must have been a pretty big surprise to whoever was driving the screw
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Just saw this lol.
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I can't even imagine pulling them
Lead is slick. It would be a piece of cake to pull.
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Just saw this lol.
Haven't seen a VSC (very special connection) in a while. LOL
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