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    Honey did you turn off the power before changing the breaker?

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    To clarify the picture, in case it isn't obvious, the metal bracket that pulls the contacts out has come loose at the rivet. So, not only does the power not shut off, but the metal bracket swings into the main fuse while your hand is touching the arm. Pretty nifty huh?


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    So why is your hand touching the arm?


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    but... But...BUT... the asbestos siding is gonna' kill you anyway.... I read all about it on the Internets !

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    Very good illustration of why the panel is supposed to be bonded.

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    Great photo Eric, and another good example of why we ought to get paid more than we do.

    Eric


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    I found the same thing. Other electrical problems in there too.

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