Originally Posted by CitizenOfDreams
There are situations where you have to work on a live circuit. Household receptacle installation is not one of them. Turn the breaker off.
In private residence when is this??? When I have hired electrical work I always offer to turn power off. (at least to that circut/but offer to kill main.)
They almost always say "no I prefer it live" About every third time they get "bit"... I always turn the dang thing off.