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Speaking of England, what's up with the pull cord light switches in t=
bathrooms? In my experience, the pull cord was always a natural fibe=
never metal like you might find in the US. Is there a significantly
greater risk of shock in a British bathroom, or is this simply done f=
"An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made i=
very narrow field."
- Niels Bohr
=46rom: Forum for Physics Educators [mailto:PHYS-L@lists.nau.edu] On
Behalf Of Bernard Cleyet
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 11:41 AM
Subject: Re: Electrical Wire Safety (Underground)
In England where I lived (the Potteries) all the utilities are (were)
under the sidewalks covered by large paving stones set in sand. As i=
obvious, expense and disruption was minimal.
Edmiston, Mike wrote:
John Denker put in a plug for underground wiring.cut
I say AMEN to that.
However, we have had a some problems in my area.
On our campus, we have had problems
that have either occurred from improper
installation and/or ground movement.
The most frequent faults have occurred where the
wires go under streets. Perhaps the road bed wasn't