timujin: Some electrical farker wanna explain what that was?
bluorangefyre: I... I... I don't know what to say but that was boring for the majority of it followed by a few seconds of HOLY FARKING CRAP!
NFA: I've worked in electrical engineering for over 20 years and enjoy forensic engineering (studying how electrical devices fail and cause accidents).I have no explanation for what I saw in that video. Clearly an electrical short but the rolling fireball really stumps me. Usually when a short occurs, the entire conductor becomes very hot, very quickly and the insulation melts and drops off leaving a red hot wire which melts, if the transformer doesn't explode or a fuse doesn't break first.
ko_kyi: Dumb question, but shouldn't the power company be able to detect the short and automatically kill the juice?
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