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Disaster 12,000v

Discussion in 'Modding' started by frag_daddy_2007, 4 Oct 2004.

  1. Cipher_UK

    Cipher_UK New Member

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    Personally i have been done by 240v AC twice, although the the best was the time i was tuning the engine on my old vauxhall Nova, i had the spark plug lead and the timing gun adapter in my hand (AKA gripping the bare end of the sparky lead) and my (now ex!) miss'es misheard me and started the car :eeek: . I could not move my arm for about 10 minutes!!!
     
  2. Who_me_33

    Who_me_33 New Member

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    ALthough a shock off a sparkplug is a higher voltage, it is probably not as dangerous as 240v mains. And may i ask why you were in contact with the bare sparklead? THat would be the last thing i wouyld try to touch there.
     
  3. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    If I thought I knew the key was off, I wouldn't have any problems with touching bits of the ignition system in my car...
     
  4. Cipher_UK

    Cipher_UK New Member

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    240v is more dangerous but HT leads don't half give a kick!

    I was removing a timing gun after tuning the engine.
     
  5. Who_me_33

    Who_me_33 New Member

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    The odd thing is, your ex didn't check what you wanted done before she did it, or is u didnt ask her at all, she didnt notice the bonet up, and someone with hands in there. When we tune our jetboat ect (me and dad), we take turns about on the ends of the sparkplug ect, so if any one mucks up, and the other person gets injured, they face that risk next time.
     
  6. Cipher_UK

    Cipher_UK New Member

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    I was letting her help - so not to get too bored - while i was doing the job. She was sitting in the car starting and stopping the engine when i asked so i could make adjustments.

    Then i said "Whatever you do don't start the car" - She heard "Start the car"!!!! and the rest is history.

    In hindsight I should of given her some money and sent her go shopping!!!
     
  7. Feline

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    I had an ex-roommate do something similar. It was myself, one roommate and his girlfriend, and another roommate. It was winter, really cold and fairly late at night. After picking up our friends, we walked back to the girl's car, only to find it wouldn't start. It was attempting to turn over occassionally, but just wouldn't go. So her boyfriend and my other roommate both got out to look under the hood. Roommate #2 poked around under the hood for a few minutes with one of those little, generally useless, screwdrivers. After awhile, he told her to start the engine....

    I'm not exactly how he was holding on to the car, but he'd discovered the positive terminal on the battery cable was loose, so he'd jammed the screwdriver inbetween it and the terminal post. He told her to start the car, at which point I swear he jumped about ten feet backwards and screamed like a girl. Seems he'd been holding the metal part of the screwdriver and somehow completed the circuit when she turned the key.

    The car started though...
     
  8. Roachmill

    Roachmill New Member

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    When I was 18 I worked in a factory making carpet steam cleaners. We did everything in an assembly line fashion. One day when I was testing vacuums and tiewrapping wires, I accidentially grabbed the cord for the machine the guy in front of me was still wiring & plugged it in. Dude threw a hammer at me before I even knew what was happening.
     
  9. khendar

    khendar New Member

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    And from that moment on you wrote in unreadable pink text ??
     
  10. cheazypeaz

    cheazypeaz New Member

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    lol at this thread, i had my head in a psu and gave myself two shocks in one night, once bitten, twice shy, twice bitten, then put the lid on..

    and wtf with the pink text
     
  11. Roachmill

    Roachmill New Member

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    You guys are right. What the hell was I thinkin'? It'll never happen again. I tape a note right here on my monitor. "When posting on modding forums- Be sure all posts are Uniform. Bland. Colorless. Conforming." Please send me any doctor bills you may have incured from reading said "Unreadable" text and please sign my petition to have magenta stricken from the choise of colors.
     
  12. khendar

    khendar New Member

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    Whats your billing address ?

    Seriously though...i've got no problem with coloured text...just not magenta. its hard on the eyes :D
     
  13. pumagt500

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    I wired a few capacitors I stole to a grill sparker then I toughed one of the wires and got a nice shock this was like 5 days ago.
     
  14. ¿þŘΩĐĮĢΫ?

    ¿þŘΩĐĮĢΫ? New Member

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    wow i'm blind now, and my brother is telling me what the post said, and because of my "expertise" typing skillz, i'm typing this thing up so that you all can read it
     
  15. Who_me_33

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    Im hoping that aint your standard choice of colour. At a lan, "wheres your case?" "its the bright pink one, you cant miss it".
     
  16. Roachmill

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    So, You've seen it!
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  17. zerocom

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    elecritcity is so much fun :hehe:
     
  18. frag_daddy_2007

    frag_daddy_2007 New Member

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    ok people, stop complaining about the choice of color.i think pink contrasts well with the background. we all have our opinions i prefer red and black
    anyway, how else are you going to test your plugs if the car wont start? lol
     

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