Open service neutral danger.

DH Electric

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Addison, IL
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Electrician
If a situation like the one shown in the picture occurs, Where the neutral conductor is open, so we no longer have an effective ground fault current path, how does the NEC guarantee safety?
Never lick an "open" neutral with your tongue when there is a load on the circuit to "check for safety". Use common sense, I you have it, it's better than the NEC sometimes. Just sayin' ;-)
 

marcosgue

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Tampa
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Electrician
Besides, the main purpose of the NEC is the practical safeguarding of persons and property from hazards arising from the use of electricity (Art.90.1(a)) on the PREMISES, that's no include any failure in the services conductors. See Art.90.2 Scope.
 
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