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MDA
09-07-2009, 11:36:28
http://thereifixedit.com/

Funko
09-07-2009, 11:45:26
I'm sure Laz could top some of them.

Drekkus
09-07-2009, 11:48:03
Also from failblog

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/fail-owned-living-living-fossils-fail.jpg

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2009, 11:55:13
This is interesting.http://thereifixedit.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/tifi-beer.jpg

Lot of discussion - how dangerous is that? (And Laz' answers don't count)

Funko
09-07-2009, 12:10:00
depends if it's plugged in at the other end.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2009, 12:23:58
Assume it is

Japher
09-07-2009, 12:33:47
It's probably fused. Still, not a good idea.

The vice grips are my 3rd favorite tool. Right after duct tape and super glue.

MDA
09-07-2009, 12:40:15
looks like one of those inflatable pools that are held up by the weight of the water inside - the guy leaning on the side is threatening the entire house of cards.

Big volume of water, probably 110V electricity - not sure how dangerous that would be. Standard US 110 hurts when you touch a bare wire, but unless you've got heart trouble/pacemaker, I can't imagine it'd kill you.

I'm guessing they'd get a warm tingly sensation right before the breaker flipped. Emphasis on the guessing. Need Mythbusters to test it out like they did with the bathtub dummy.

Funko
09-07-2009, 12:52:25
It's the amps that kill you...

I assume this would trip a fuse before it did any serious damage, but I'd like to try it on them to make sure.

MDA
09-07-2009, 13:07:37
a regular breaker can carry 15 amps - takes less than one to kill someone, according to google
The water could be a better conductor and you'd feel nothing at all? It'd just shoot right past and into the nearest ground (drainpipe?) before the breaker flipped?

Drekkus
09-07-2009, 13:14:08
My amp only goes to 11 :(

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2009, 13:15:19
It seems to connect to a grill or so. Wouldn't it depend on whether the resistance from the device is larger than that from the water? If it goes into the water, where would it be grounded?

Funko
09-07-2009, 13:16:13
The rubber pool is a very good insulator, you might be fine until you did something stupid like step out of the pool and ground yourself.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
09-07-2009, 13:19:09
What if you have an FI? (wiki says that is a residual current device (RCD) or a residual current circuit breaker (RCCB) in english)

Funko
09-07-2009, 13:33:15
Sadly they'd probably be ok.

MDA
09-07-2009, 13:33:22
guess a freshwater pool would be slightly crappier conductor than what I was thinking

assuming there's a ladder and/or a pump and they're both properly grounded, then isn't there already a way for the electricity to flowout?

big, big assumption based on what these guys have set up :P

there are a lot of stories floating around about people switching from fresh to saltwater pools and having all kinds of electrical trouble suddenly revealed, interesting

Drekkus
09-07-2009, 14:11:51
I have floated in some serious salt water too. That was pretty cool.

notyoueither
10-07-2009, 03:33:19
Peeing in the bath doesn't count, Drekkus.