Pond pump + electrical fault......why didnt it kill the fish??

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 12 Jul 2019.

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Sorting the pond out meant pulling the pump out & back several times.
    In doing so I must have damaged a seal?
    The first I realised was when I put my hand in the water and got a good belt.
    Tried the opposite end (10 feet away) and yep, got a lesser belt.
    I expected the fish to be floating but they seem oblivious.
    I know nothing about electrics but wonder if its because I was earthed whereas they are suspended in the water.
  2. Oldfentiger

    Oldfentiger Über Member

    Pendle, Lancs
    Your last sentence is the answer:okay:
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  3. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    If I was that seal and you pulled my belt off I'd be feeling damaged as well, you weirdo!
  4. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    I was going to say, it must be an impressive pond if it's got a seal in it.
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  5. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    At least he didn't say he had blown a seal... that would be horrible.
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  6. OP

    Dave7 Guru

    I did not say it was a seal, I said it was a seal.
  7. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    You didn't make its porpoise clear.
  8. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Here we go......
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  9. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Oop North (ish)
    Same reason that birds don't get electrocuted standing on power lines
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  10. Crackle

    Crackle Squatter

    I need a good belt, mine's a bit knackered, can you reach in and get me one?
    Last edited: 12 Jul 2019
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  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Sorry to tell you, but it seems you are a failed electrofisher:sad:

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peSzPa-ynpk
  12. presta

    presta Über Member

    Because there's a much larger voltage difference between the water and the surrounding soil than there is between one part of the water and another, which is because the resistance of the water is less than that between the water and the garden. Is there a plastic/rubber pond liner?
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  13. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    Stop blubbering.
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  14. OP

    Dave7 Guru

    Yes, fully lined with membrane.
  15. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    So unsporting. I was once in Pakistan and a retired colonel with a massive moustache invited me to go duck shooting. I declined of course but out of politeness asked what kind of rifles they used and whether you needed to be a crack shot. "Oh no..." he replied, "we just punt up to a big flock and blast away with shotguns. You can't fail!"
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