M. Sarge almost made an Air Force Widow out of me today.
We finally moved the washer and dryer to the new(ish) house, and as I was fiddling around with the stuff that was around the laundry M. Sarge was removing the 4 prong electrics that were attached to the dryer. The new(ish) house has a 3 prong outlet, and luckily we have a 3 prong cord.
I'm sure you can see where this is all going.
I'm around the corner from the laundry area and I see a bright flash and hear a loud bang. HOLY CRAP!!! WHAT WAS THAT?!?!?
Apparently M. Sarge wanted to make sure that the 3 prong plug actually fit into the outlet, so he plugged it in.
PLUGGED IT IN WITHOUT GROUNDING IT.
He's fine. I'm sure he has lost some of the hair on his hand, but other than a new healthy respect for Mr. Electricity, business as usual.
On a high note, we now know where the fuse box is.