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Old May 30, 2016   #52
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I worked with a guy whose idea of mounting a 220 receptacle that had fallen off the wall behind a kitchen stove was to run a drywall screw through it...directly through the middle of it, and touching the bare copper ground wire. Months later, I had to move the stove back. The outlet fell off again, and as I pulled the cord, the drywall screw exploded, as it became the ground. The blast tripped a few breakers, and somehow made the central AC rupture a line and leak out all its coolant. I was ok, but the wall had an impressive black sooty area afterward.
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