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The Ouch Factor

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HeatingHelp
HeatingHelp Administrator Posts: 650
edited March 2018 in THE MAIN WALL
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The Ouch Factor

Learning about conduction the hard way.

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  • BradHotNCold
    BradHotNCold Member Posts: 70
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    My plumber checked for a hot wire by touching the hot? wire with his index finger and a neutral wire with his thumb. When I exclaimed he could get electrocuted, he said no, as the current wasn’t flowing through his heart like it would if he touched the hot? wire with his right hand and the neutral with his left. He is still with us, but I don’t follow his example, even though I have been known to do my own wiring from time to time.
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 23,436
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    Got to admit I use the hand on the pipe trick to check for a trap which is open which shouldn't be... I'm not as good as your old timer, but I can usually tell the difference between hot condensate (ouch!) and steam leaking (YEOUCH!).
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,701
    edited March 2018
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    Great story!
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
    Erin Holohan Haskell
  • fixitguy
    fixitguy Member Posts: 92
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    The Doctor, noticing the scars on my forearms asked ,"do you use drugs?"I had to reply, "yes, but that's not where those scars came from" Badge of honor for a master.
  • Steamhead
    Steamhead Member Posts: 16,893
    edited March 2018
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    Got to admit I use the hand on the pipe trick to check for a trap which is open which shouldn't be... I'm not as good as your old timer, but I can usually tell the difference between hot condensate (ouch!) and steam leaking (YEOUCH!).

    @Dan Holohan calls this the "Ah-Ha-Ha Test for the Presence of Latent BTUs".
    All Steamed Up, Inc.
    Towson, MD, USA
    Steam, Vapor & Hot-Water Heating Specialists
    Oil & Gas Burner Service
    Consulting
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,701
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/NTWqAXbvwHdkNeCL9

    It’s me, can’t quite really prove there are no additives on my fingers. This was a breeze, didn’t have to squirm at the end
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com
  • NY_Rob
    NY_Rob Member Posts: 1,370
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    I think the smoke we see in the video is coming from your skin :#
  • GW
    GW Member Posts: 4,701
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    Lol no that was easy 😄
    Gary Wilson
    Wilson Services, Inc
    Northampton, MA
    gary@wilsonph.com