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Mad Skills
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You'll find that a NCVT (tic-tester) will beep from up to a foot or more away from a large energized surface. Here's a video of me imposing a "hot-skin" potential of up to 120-volts on a 40 ft RV and showing how a Fluke VoltAlert lights up from nearly 2 feet away. Too much fun!!! :thumbup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8h64X33aKg


I'm confused...



...at about 5:02 - 5:25 , you state your body is at the same voltage as the RV....but that is not true - your shoes do provide some insulating value, just as they did when you on the cement testing the stairs.
How is your tic-tester NOT showing voltage while you have 120v applied to the RV's skin?

Good tip on the pets, they will probably notice it before a human does :thumbsup:

Give Flash's family my deepest condolences
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Mad Skills
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Anything could be dangerous under the right set of circumstances.

...and the idea is to mitigate those dangers as they apply to you will working.

You realize that using the tester as you described is a recipe for a pine box.
A child, pet or co-worker making contact with you and a grounded surface like a refrigerator or stove might leave a body on the floor.
 

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Mad Skills
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I appreciate your concern , but let's use that logic in another scenario.
What are my chances of coming in contact with an energized gas or copper water line when crawling under a house?
What are my chances of being in the cross fire of a drive by when working in the hood?

I can come up with many circumstances where I can be killed.

With that way of logic I might as well stay strapped to my sofa.

You're seriously justifying your callous work practices over a $5 tester?






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NO I am not.
You are...and you are still defending your work practices.

I posted a way I tested for voltage on a conductive surface.
You posted a good way to get someone/thing hurt - and that is all.

That is not how a professional works.


To each his own.
?

...If you don't give a rat's ass about yourself - fine.
What about the person or pet that comes in contact with you?
Their family?
YOURS???

Let's end it at that shall we?
I've always been brutally honest with you - I'm not about to stop.

Gimme your address, I'll mail you one.
I'm not sorry if you take offense....you need it.
 

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Mad Skills
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Mike, what is red/green designation there?

~CS~
If I am not mistaken, that is a Klein NCVT-1




Klein said:
High intensity, bright green LED indicates the tester is operational and aids in illuminating the workspace.
When voltage is detected, a high intensity, bright red LED illuminates and a warning tone sounds.
 
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