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From: (Hawkins, Bill)
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997 19:16:21 -0600
At 04:16 AM 3/28/97 -0800, you wrote:
>Hawkins, Bill wrote:
>> At 01:05 AM 3/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
>> >Think concrete is not a good insulator, don't know for sure.
>> >
>> >
>> I assure you, you do NOT want to stand barefoot on concrete
>> with a bare 110v wire in your hand.
>> Bill W5EC
>>You got that one right Bill.  You will get the same result if you are
>standing on an ashphalt tile floor and touch the metal part of an
>electric coffee maker if it is powered by an old two prong 110 volt
> It's shocking!
>Dan Keefe  KS6Z
That reminds me--several years age we were vacationing at the beach 
in Tampa. Upon coming in from the beach, barefooted on asphalt tile
I reached to turn on the lamp (one with a pushbutton on the socket).
You've seen cartoons of people getting shocked accompanied by a 
BZZZZZZZZZZT. Well, I got a BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZT! It was the loudest noise
I ever heard and it sounded like it was inside my head. I don't know 
how I got off it but I did and my arm ached for a good while. Needless to 
say I unplugged the lamp and gave it to the office.
It's shocking!

Bill W5EC

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