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Shock touching metal window bead

Posted by lasrocas (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 17, 10 at 21:15

My drywall guy complained of several electrical shocks while putting drywall mud around a window. No shocks while installing the corner bead though. I test it with a pen type tester, and the metal glows hot. I get no shock, no matter how long I touch it. When I put my finger on the metal, the pen tester light goes out, as I am likely a good ground. The metal is not touching any wires, although there are wires about a foot below the window, and one a little to the side. I turned off the breaker to that area, and the pen light goes off. How could there be electricity in a window bead that isn't touching wires? Any help here would be great. I'd hate to have to take the siding off the house to find a possible nail penetrations etc. if this isn't the problem.


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RE: Shock touching metal window bead

Strat turning off breakers until you find the one that is engergizing the frame. Then find the nail or screw in the window frame that has pierced an electric cable.


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