Danger Will Robinson!!!

Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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I was a bit nervous taking the cover off here…





It did clip the red wire a bit...I left the panel cover off and told them to get new panel screws.


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Originally Posted By: Jay Moge
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Originally Posted By: jkline
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I’ve come across this condition several times - sharp pointed screws used on the panel cover. I now carry a few blunt-ended panel cover screws with me. I wrestled with the question of whether I should replace the panel cover and leave the sharp pointed screws in place - or leave the panel cover off, and decided that I wasn’t comfortable with either option, so I replace the sharp screws with blunt screws (after looking carefully for nicked or punctured insulation) and note it in my report. Removing these panel covers is the scariest part of the inspection for me.


Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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I don’t do it anymore.


When I find a sharp screw like that, I stop and call for an electrician then.

I'd NEVER leave the cover panel off. What happens when kids get to it before daddy does.

Stick around and you'll run into the guys who've been burned taking the panel cover OFF because of the sharp screws.

I used to go ahead and take it off and replace the screws with panel cover screws I carried with me. Buck fifty for six at the hardware store.

You've met one.


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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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The wires should really be routed away from the cover screws, pointed or not.


Originally Posted By: rwand
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I had to leave a panel cover off once, because the main terminals were very close to the cover. So close someone had put electrical tape on the terminals to prevent the cover from making contact. There was no way I was going to try and put it back on and risk electrocution. Fortunately the vendor was home and I told him of the problem and to get an electrician in. I have also rec’d shocks from putting panel covers back on. You don’t know what you are liable to find until you take the covers off, thats when you find the “concerns.”


I can never find panel cover screws in the hardware store. They don't seem to sell them.

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Originally Posted By: tallen
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kmcmahon wrote:
![icon_eek.gif](upload://yuxgmvDDEGIQPAyP9sRnK0D0CCY.gif)
I was a bit nervous taking the cover off here....




It did clip the red wire a bit...I left the panel cover off and told them to get new panel screws.



Kevin,
do yourself a favor and get some 00 gloves for panel inspection.

They are very thin and inexpensive and you can were nice leather gloves over them.

I do not want to here any more stories of HI's getting hurt ie: David valley.


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Originally Posted By: hgordon
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Did I miss something? What happened to David?



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Originally Posted By: jhagarty
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Harvey:


http://www.nachi.org/bbsystem/viewtopic.php?t=14955&highlight=dave+valley


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Originally Posted By: rwand
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The link provided does not exist. Does David Valley still exist? Was David electrocuted resulting in death or injury?


Raymond Wand
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Originally Posted By: aslimack
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David fell off a ladder and broke his leg. Out a minimum of 6 weeks, if i understand correctly.


Adam, A Plus


Originally Posted By: rwand
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Thanks, that makes me feel better that he wasn’t electrocuted, but ladders apparently are the number one injury maker. Just ask an emergency room doctor about the number of people who show up at the emergency room having fallen from a ladder or roof.


I no longer walk on roofs that cannot be reached by my 10' ladder, it is just not worth the risk in my opinion.

I hope David is on the mend?

Raymond Wand
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Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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Falls are the number 1 cause of construction site injuries.


Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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We went from screws in a panel to falls are the #1 cause of injury. icon_confused.gif



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Originally Posted By: jkormos
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Todd what are 00 gloves?


Originally Posted By: jkline
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Joseph - check out this link re: 00 gloves:


http://www.whitesafetyline.com/products/high_low_voltage_gloves.html


Originally Posted By: jkormos
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Thanks Todd icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: Greg Fretwell
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There is never a wrong time to talk about safety. icon_wink.gif


That is particularly true when you are talking to people who engage in the activity that is the #1 cause of injury.


I always tell people, the GFCI may keep you from being electrocuted but if you fall off the ladder …


Originally Posted By: rwand
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Greg,


Ditto your comments.

I guess no one has ever heard of anyone hitting overhead wires with their ladder either. ![icon_redface.gif](upload://f7DX2EWhmUfsDapWaYT3oJHMCj1.gif) ![icon_redface.gif](upload://f7DX2EWhmUfsDapWaYT3oJHMCj1.gif) ![icon_redface.gif](upload://f7DX2EWhmUfsDapWaYT3oJHMCj1.gif)

Raymond Wand
Alton, ON


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but in seeing wisely. - Sir William Osler 1905

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