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Old 11-25-2006, 07:20 PM   #16
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Convert 277v to 120v tricks?


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There is a single pole light switch so that I can turn it off while I work with it..
Kill the power going to the switch to be sure! I mean if you ever want to work on anything with voltage. If the wrong wire was tied into switch, you could grab a live wire! Maybe someone tired the neutral to the switch and spliced the hot back to itself. Think about that! My dad and I were replacing some lights in a church once. He was a very good electrician, but we did some assuming. It was just a quick little job. We thought we would just turn the switch off. As was I smaller than him, I climbed in the attic to disconnect and tie the new lights in. I was lying in a very awkward position stretched out over joices (spelling?) and bracing when I grapped the wires by hand. ZZZZZZ! Whew! Felt like someone hit me with a sledge all the way to my elbow! He knew right away what someone in the past had done at the switch. Yep, spliced the wrong wire. Learned my lesson.
I felt like the little boy that wandered in the blacksmith shop and picked up a hot horseshoe. Blacksmith said, "Hot, aint it!" Little boy replied, "Naw, just don't take me long to look at d*** horseshoe!" It didn't take me long to feel a live 110 feed!

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Old 11-26-2006, 08:17 PM   #17
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For sure... I dont wanna be a stat either... I decided to move my project to a new location... Where ther happens to be an outlet handy... Although it would have been nice to be in my original planned area... I really cant due too my own safety... Thanx guys... And I really do look forward to keeping up with this site... I do know fairly enough about a lot of stuff when it comes to building materials and whatnot... I would like to get involved in more info if I can... So that maybe one day I can be the guy that knows all !!!

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