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    Screwing a 3 to 2 adapter into a 2 prong outlet only secures it in place. Those outlets are 2 prong because they have no ground and the screw terminal is not connected to anything.

    I deal with rain on a daily basis. It's not that big of a deal. We never use GFCIs because they work properly half the time and the other half of the time they work too well. We enjoy watching 728ers flounder in the jungle.


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    Where are you working Fratis?

    Either way, the 2 prong adapter tab can ground it, but it really depends on the type of socket. If the faceplate is connected to the metal box and conduit in the wall it will at least give you something rather than nothing. Often times you'll end up with nothing, as you said the screw terminal isn't connected to anything.

    As far as the GFI's, they are a pain in the butt and I'll be the first to admit it...I've done a lot of jobs in the rain with no protection on anything and haven't had any problems. At the same time I've been bit a few times and I'd like to avoid having it happen again...if that means GFI's and we have to be a bit more thorough with our prep to make sure everything works correctly, I'm okay with that.
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    I didn't read these carefully but I don't think I saw a couple of basic rules.

    1- After turning on an HMI always touch the stand or light first with the back of one hand. If there is a short you don't want it going to your hand which will then tighten around the stand. Even more important you don't want the current going through both your arms as that puts it through your heart. General rule around any electricity.


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    Figured I'd bump this great thread once more and ask a question:

    Shooting at a gas station pump with a 4K HMI par & genny. What are some precautions I should take aside from the ones already in this thread?
    "That's what happened to this friend of mine. So he had a lobotomy. Now he's well again."
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