Concept of "Ground"

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by tirantloblanc, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. amilton542

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    Is that with both legs making contact with the same line? :p
     
  2. inwo

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    Riddle me this.

    A fireman hosing down a building across high voltages lines of over 4KV is in no danger.:eek:
     
  3. amilton542

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    Who said water makes a good conductor? :)
     
  4. inwo

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    I do! Better conductor than I feel safe around.:D

    The first time I saw this practice, I was ready to call 911.
     
  5. amilton542

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    The pure form of water is an insulator. If you were to convert it to,say, a salt solution it would conduct.

    I really don't know how tap water would behave at 4KV. As interesting as I find power eng', this breed of degree doesn't exist in the UK. I would of had to go to America but it just wasn't feasible being a mature student.
     
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