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How dangerous is it to rig a main electrical breaker?
Have the utiliy company diconnect the power.
Good advice except they will probably cut your drops, and you will be without power for an extended period, especially if they are busy. Call a qualified electrician, they will most likely be able to give you some options, and prices over the phone at no cost. To be direct ELECTRICITY IS VERY DANGEROUS, and is best left to the trained and qualified who are familiar with the hazards it presents.
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Yes there is one breaker that can shut the whole house off. it's usually at the top of the box
We work as a team. Every one has a job and we relies on the other person to do what is right. We hold safety meetings. We all have a Safe Work Practice Program in place. We al…l train to get off the platform if we lose control. We have Fire Fighters and Rescue Trained personal on board all the time. We have Coast Guard or a way to get you in if you get hurt. There are so many fail safe safety devices in place to protect the environment and personal. We spend 8 months out of the year together on a platform that morn time than with our wives's. Wouldn't want to work anywhere else. You are in more danger getting to work than on a platform. People on a every day to day life don't have safety in mind 24 hrs a a day.
you can get a electric shock if you mess around with mains electricity!
Yes. Water can damage the breaker and prevent it from working, or it may continue to carry current after the breaker trips.
because your body is controlled by electric impulses that are far weaker. Mains power can knock your bodys signals out, causing your heart to stop pumping.
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The main breaker kicks off in your electrical box because you are using more electricity than it can handle. If it is set for 100 watts and you are trying to use 1…25 watts, it will kick off. You can call your electrical company and ask for an electrical audit. There might be things you can do such as not run the washing machine, the dryer, the dishwasher, the stove, the vacuum cleaner, and every other appliance in the house all at once.
When the electricity went out in your house you reset the main breaker and the electricity came back on but now you see the air conditioner no longer works?
The air conditioner may be faulty and have caused the circuit breaker to trip out. Or a capacitor in the A/C could have gone bad due to a power spike (such as during a light…ning storm), tripping the breaker and then leaving the A/C not working anymore.
Yes, but the hazards are well controlled. Although it is a hazardous environment, discipline is strict and oil rig workers are highly trained and educated in safety. Safety re…gulations, procedures, precautions and management have greatly improved over the years. It is safer to work on a rig than driving a car on the road.
About 20 years or so back, Federal Pacific lost their rating and certification by Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The design and operation of the breakers no longer met the cr…iteria required for listing by UL. My home had a Federal Pacific panel that was installed at the end of World War II. The main breaker to my home was also a Federal Pacific. I never had a failure of a breaker to trip in an overload condition. It may be wise to replace your FP breakers with a new and modern panel that is certified by UL. Should your home or business be involved in a fire ruled to be electrical in origin you may find that your insurance company would use that as a reason to not pay. I am not an attorney and certainly do not presume to give legal advice, I have, however, dealt with insurance companies and I am somewhat familiar with how they operate. Chances are that your breaker panel is a number of years old. For safety and peace of mind it may be wise to consider an upgrade. My panel was replaced about 3 years back when I installed a standby generator. The main circuit breaker to my home was 50 amps with only 8 distribution circuits. This was before the days of central air and heating, electric water heaters, and electric ovens and stove tops. Today, this would not approach passing building code requirements.
Electric Shock And Fire
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yes it can be dangerous
Rig welding can be fairly dangerous given the conditions of the job. Welders must have good dexterity to avoid burns and injury, and also to do a good job. Due to modern techn…ology however, welding has become less dangerous.
There should be no noise caused by loose electrical connections if the main breaker is off. The only places that are energized at that point are the main lugs. There is nothin…g running so there shouldn't be any current which is the only reason a loose connection can cause noise. But all that is based on what SHOULD be happening. If someone has tied into the mains to feed something then there could be noise caused by loose connections. Another possibility is something mechanical causing the panel to vibrate. Tightening the mounting screws might be sufficient to solve this problem.
Outside breaker distribution panels must be rated for outdoor use and are already weather proof. If this is not the case then a protective covering must be made around the pan…el to keep the weather elements away from the box. If either of these options are used then the distribution box does not have to be caulked.
Power wise then its the mains voltage chemical wise it batteries - Batteries can still cause fires