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    keannu is offline Key Member
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    shorted out on me?

    The man was trying to solve the electricity problem with the fuse box, and what is "short out on"? The circuit cut off or something?

    -Ghost Whisperer
    1414108 - Hello.
    1415607 - I was just hooking the
    1415607 - power up to the fuse box.
    1417874 - The whole thing just sort of shorted
    1417874 - out on
    me. Sparks were flying.
    1421007 - It scared
    1421007 - the hell out of me.
    1423507 - There's no... fire.
    1425540 - There's no fire, though.


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    Re: shorted out on me?

    Effectively, yes. The new wiring resulted in a short circuit, which caused some kind of automatic cut-out. (On modern equipment, there would be an automatic cut-out switch triggered by an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residual-current_device; on older equipment there would be a simple fuse (or no safety precautions at all). The sparks suggest the latter!

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    Re: shorted out on me?

    You could end the sentence after shorted out.

    '. . .on me' adds the information that I was the one affected by it and had to deal with it.


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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Mar-2011 at 13:15.

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