COPPER PENNY IN FUSE BOX
A copperpennyinthe fuseboxwill not stop the system from overloading and could result in melted wiring or a house fire. Either replace the blown fuseyourself, or call in a qualified electrician.
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How do you put pennies in the fuse box? | Yahoo Answers
Feb 26, 2010Asker's rating. people used to do this because a penny was made of copper and it fit just right to bypass the fuse. They got tired of replacing fuses and did this very unsafe act. Bad enough they put 30amp fuses on 20 amp and 15amp circuits.Followers: 1Answers: 5Status: OpenWhy did people use to put coins in the fuse box? | YahooFeb 16, 2011Status: ResolvedPlacing Pennies in the Fuse Box? | Yahoo AnswersOct 30, 2009 See more results
Putting Pennies in the Fusebox, Report 26 Mar, 2017 | Zero
Mar 26, 2017So people all too often put a penny in the place of the fuse. And then, human nature being what it is, they left it there long-term. As an aside, pennies in those days were solid copper, not the copper plated zinc they use today because it’s cheaper.