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Old 04-22-2008, 08:24 AM   #16
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ouside hose faucet is LIVE!!!


Yes, call someone immediately!!!!!!!!!

You said you had a 3 year old in the house. What is she worth to you compared to the cost of an electrician.

If it was just you, you're an adult, do whatever you want, but don't endanger you're kids

You said your little girl was getting shocked too. And then you go to a website instead of calling someone.

I will stop now, I can't take it any more.

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Old 04-22-2008, 08:29 AM   #17
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I completly agree... and I am in the process of doing that as I write this... I've done some electrical work, I was hoping someone would provide an simple fix... I don't think there is one and therefore I need to get someone who knows what their doing to get this fixed before someone does get hurt. Thanks for all of your advice...
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Old 04-22-2008, 08:32 AM   #18
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I don't know if my 3 year old was getting shocked...but once I figured out it was "live" I did take steps to make sure that my kids don't come into contact with any plumbing in the house... I'm not an idiot!!! and as I said I am going to get someone to come out and look at it...
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Glad to hear you're on it!
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #20
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I just want to add something, I have an professional coming out on Friday to have a look... but I want to know what you all think of this... last night I took my multimeter out just to see how strong the voltage was, anyway, put the multimeter on the faucet and a ground (through an extension cord) and there was nothing... next, I drove a screwdriver into the ground and put the multimeter from the faucet to the screwdriver, and I got a reading...2V...but I'm sure I saw it spike to 20V a few times... when I moved the screwdriver around to different spots I got a range of 1.5V to 2.4V.... There is a conduit running from the house directly underneath the faucet out to the barn...could it be leaking current? anyway, I'm just curious, I'm still going to have someone come out and look at it...
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For anyone to sit way over here and speculate what might be wrong, without being there to look at things, would be meaningless. There are so many possibilities. Water heater, pump, broken wire, energized but corroded conduit, and on and on. The electrician on site will have a better chance of finding the problem that any of us.

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