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[aprssig] RE >: 3' snow emergency dumb idea...

DALE BLANCHARD wa7ixk at embarqmail.com
Tue Feb 9 01:23:38 UTC 2010


It does seem to be a problem in real life. Never heard of any one killed, only what if. 
I have known of electricians killed other ways. Many of them do not obey the rules either. 
There is enough load on a dead line to blow the breakers on a small generator. 
I can see the HAMs who cannot hook up the red and black wires on the radio properly may have a problem. 
Dale 


Hello group, 

PLEASE NEVER USE A DOUBLE PRONGED CORD ON A POWER SOURCE !!! 
That is a good way to KILL a LINEMAN! 

The transformer that is bringing you 120 probably has 14,400 VAC on the other side, and it doesn't know that you are planning on "back feeding" it, and then POOF ! the line man who is repairing the downed line is vaporized! 

You may know to turn off your main breaker, but you child/wife/(husband)/helpful neighbor.. watching you may not remember that critical step some day when you are away. 

Thank You, Eric, KG9GH 

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