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Posted: 11/21/2012 8:19:32 AM EST
Walked past the display case at the shop and noticed this cord. As you can see from the image, electricity is leaking out of the plug-in and soaking into the wood floor.

Is it a defective flow valve in the plug, letting it leak?

Over pressure in the electric systems causing the seals to fail?

Is the leaked electricity a health or fire hazard?

Can I tie a knot in the cord as a temp fix?


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:25:13 AM EST
Hmmm, you guys do things a bit different on that side of the pond...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:25:28 AM EST
you alt to give stand-up a try?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:26:54 AM EST
Looks like he had too much to drink last night.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:29:00 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:52:40 AM EST
Peeing to cross line 1 and line 2 do you no good on a dead circuit. Plug it in and try again.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:35:21 AM EST
Shameless bump..... the electricity is still leaking
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:51:39 AM EST
they always said electricity is like water.

nice visual proof.

I think you need to go upstream, pretty sure you have a seal leaking. best way to fix it is to use acid core solder and gasgacinch. make sure you don't heat the copper up too much, just enough to get the flux going. once you're done with the fix, drop a screwdriver across all the terminals to verify goodness.

post up your results.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:56:52 AM EST
Put it in a bucket, see how many volts it leaks in 3 hours. If it's less than 115, you're good to go and no fix required.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 10:58:33 AM EST
Originally Posted By NoStockBikes:
Put it in a bucket, see how many volts it leaks in 3 hours. If it's less than 115, you're good to go and no fix required.


Find an electrical supply house and ask for a voltage calibrated bucket. You'll need it.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:02:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:02:38 AM EST by RED_5]
looks like a 230v plug. Is the circuit breaker over sized for that cord, allowing too many volts to run through it?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:03:20 AM EST

Originally Posted By NoStockBikes:
Put it in a bucket, see how many volts it leaks in 3 hours. If it's less than 115, you're good to go and no fix required.

Good idea. I will use a plastic bucket so it doesn't conduct.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:05:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/21/2012 11:10:14 AM EST by CarbineDad]
Originally Posted By substandard:
Shameless bump..... the electricity is still leaking


No no no, the electricity is leaking out of the socket in the wall. Put that plug back in there.

Do you perhaps know my Grandmother?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:18:36 AM EST
I don't see the smoke leaking out, so you're good
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:19:36 AM EST
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:21:11 AM EST
Your user name goes along with this thread like peas and carrots.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:22:06 AM EST
It's alternating current .... drop the cord onto the puddle and it will suck it back up.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:25:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By substandard:
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....


I'd be more concerned about that big wire in the background. It looks green in one area, might be infected.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:35:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By substandard:
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....



You definitely need to cut and replace all of the electrical trunkline. You can see it's leaking. Electricity turns purple when it comes into contact with the air.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:36:36 AM EST


Lemme guess: KU Grad - ?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:37:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....



You definitely need to cut and replace all of the electrical trunkline. You can see it's leaking. Electricity turns purple when it comes into contact with the air.

Aw shit...... Maybe I can wrap it really good with foil and a layer of duct tape....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:41:52 AM EST
The juice got loose. I hate it when that happens.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:48:36 AM EST
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....



You definitely need to cut and replace all of the electrical trunkline. You can see it's leaking. Electricity turns purple when it comes into contact with the air.

Aw shit...... Maybe I can wrap it really good with foil and a layer of duct tape....


Drill a s3/8" hole in the electrical trunk every six feet and spray one can of geo foam in each hole. You will almost instantly stop the leak.

You're welcome.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 11:49:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By substandard:

Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By substandard:
Okay I found the main electrical trunk coming into the building. Just got to get a sawz all and cut away the protective plastic housing.....



You definitely need to cut and replace all of the electrical trunkline. You can see it's leaking. Electricity turns purple when it comes into contact with the air.

Aw shit...... Maybe I can wrap it really good with foil and a layer of duct tape....


Drill a s3/8" hole in the electrical trunk every six feet and spray one can of geo foam in each hole. You will almost instantly stop the leak.

You're welcome.

Will do. Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 12:26:40 PM EST
Originally Posted By zepp:
you alt to give stand-up a try?


This. Turn the plug right-side up, and the electrons won't leak out onto the floor.
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