Re: Safety Questions (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 17:01:07 -0700
From: Ed Phillips <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
Reply-To: ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Safety Questions (fwd)

"It occurred
to me that it would be much safer to ground the end of the tubing that
you are holding.  That way, the short is directly to ground rather
than through you if the insulator fails.  Is there a flaw with this
reasoning?  Is this typically done?"

	Yes.  Have seen large BC transmitters which had a wooden pole with an
aluminum handle grounded with a large piece of braid, and intended for
exactly the purpose you have in mind - discharging the (filter in this
case) HV capacitors before working on the unit.