WHY are you testing with an ohmmeter???I figure it is still better than barehanded. Just a little extra insurance after cutting the house power and testing with a ohmmeter. Consider how thin electrical tape is.
I would respectfully disagree. The people who are NOT paranoid about electrical shocks are the ones who should not be messing with electrical work.If you are that scared, even after killing the power and verifying that it is off, then you should not be messing with electrical work.
And I will strongly disagree right back at 'cha.I would respectfully disagree. The people who are NOT paranoid about electrical shocks are the ones who should not be messing with electrical work.
I try really hard to not get shocked, especially if you realize that any shock I get from common voltages can be lethal, I try to avoid getting shocked.But most electricians get shocked once in a while?
Heh, I do the same thing. It's like checking for gas leaks with a match. Well, maybe a little less stupid than that. :thumbup:When I turn off the power I always do a quick finger check to double check that it REALLY is off before I grab hold of a wire. That's when the breaker is properly labeled, if I'm doing guess work I'll just test with a voltmeter.