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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #15 on: Yesterday at 19:21:51 »

Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere  :y

...........plus zirk, I have to ask, when was the last electrical testing done in your home? :o :o :o

Also, if you are being serious with your comments your insurance cover may well become null and void when you try to claim, and if anyone dies a manslaughter charge could be on offer!! :o :o ::)
Electrical Testing>, when did that come out then.

As for the Insurance, yea it is a risk leaving the windows open at night, but we do have a low crime rate around here. In fact used to be a problem leaving the windows open due to the Mosquitoes and the like but they dont seem to bother anymore, maybe something to do with loud buzzing hum coming from the Utility Cupboard.
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #16 on: Yesterday at 19:26:05 »

Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere  :y

...........plus zirk, I have to ask, when was the last electrical testing done in your home? :o :o :o

Also, if you are being serious with your comments your insurance cover may well become null and void when you try to claim, and if anyone dies a manslaughter charge could be on offer!! :o :o ::)
Electrical Testing>, when did that come out then.

As for the Insurance, yea it is a risk leaving the windows open at night, but we do have a low crime rate around here. In fact used to be a problem leaving the windows open due to the Mosquitoes and the like but they dont seem to bother anymore, maybe something to do with loud buzzing hum coming from the Utility Cupboard.

Now I know you are joking zirk!! ;D ;D ;D :y
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #17 on: Yesterday at 19:27:21 »

Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere :y
No need for wellies dont have Damp anymore, in fact the since my mod we dont have any condensation on the Bathroom or Kitchen walls anymore either.

Phew its warm in here again , looks like I need to leave the windows open again tonight.

That would be the underfloor heating (and in wall heating ) due to cables glowing  ;D

guess your not at home much then , (at work all the time , to pay the electric bill)
or does it all run off an extension lead ,plugged into the lamp post ?
Ah, great minds think alike, but would never do anything like Dave, its illegal and sounds quiet dangerous to me.


        ........actually two Lamp posts, just the one wasn't enough, kept tripping .



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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 19:36:46 »

Now they've moved over to LED, our street light sockets are much more reliable  :D
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #19 on: Yesterday at 19:56:00 »

I can remember my Father asking a yoof( not that many years ago ) in the local DIY store for one of those ancient socket connectors that plugged into the light fitting so he could run some power off it  , the poor kid just looked baffled  ;D

There's some of them knocking about at my parents house. Christmas tree fairy lights used to be plugged in with one. I forget now where I've seen the picture ... probably my parents, but it was of a woman ironing with her iron plugged into the light fitting above.  :o
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 19:58:10 »

I can remember my Father asking a yoof( not that many years ago ) in the local DIY store for one of those ancient socket connectors that plugged into the light fitting so he could run some power off it  , the poor kid just looked baffled  ;D

There's some of them knocking about at my parents house. Christmas tree fairy lights used to be plugged in with one. I forget now where I've seen the picture ... probably my parents, but it was of a woman ironing with her iron plugged into the light fitting above.  :o

Ahem,there's on in my garage although not doing anything..............yet,actually having holidayed lots in France and Spain there wiring is truly shocking
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 20:10:30 »

Andy, would that be like one we had at home (ahem) a few years back - norman light straight throughm and another connector at 45 degrees for whatever else?
If I remeber aright, it had a red plastic slide switch to turn the angled socket on and off.

Ron.
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 21:23:30 »

Andy, would that be like one we had at home (ahem) a few years back - norman light straight throughm and another connector at 45 degrees for whatever else?
If I remeber aright, it had a red plastic slide switch to turn the angled socket on and off.

Ron.

No. This was as if you had the metal bayonette part of a light bulb & added a wire instead of the glass bit  ..... obviously made of the finest bakalite.  :y
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #26 on: Today at 00:32:20 »

Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

Hope your not in your house ,WHEN it burns down  ::)
hope you at least use RCD protection ,live close to a fire station, have "house is burning down due to electrical fires" alarms fitted , and wear thick rubber gloves and wellies everywhere  :y

Place my parents bought last year had this type of fuse board, one of the circuits was “fused” with a cut section of steel nail  :o. Needless to say none of the old installation had been retained!
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #27 on: Today at 00:59:47 »

Half the people here will still be on wylex re-wireable fuses and round pin plugs   :P

Still got them here, nothing wrong with that, does the job, trick is when they blow to then run additional three or four fuse wires together, twist them together, that way the current is shared among each one, so when one them does blow you've still the other three to take over without any interruption in supply. Although I must admit I not had any blow since then.  :D

The 'approved' chippie technical solution is much so easier it is called a 'nail'. :o :o :o
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #28 on: Today at 01:04:00 »

Back in my college lecturing days, we had a Principal lecturer for the sparks' courses who trained and rehearsed his students religiously into answering vast numbers of their City and Guilds final exam papers, so that they were word-perfect on the day. Obviously, his pass rate was immaculate, and the Department Head never sussed him - or didn't want to?
I was seconded from the \Electronics Department to service that aspect of the Electricians' course, as this bloke knew nothing about electronics - nor much else, really!
When I first met this group, I started by outlining the Scheme of Work, and what they were expected to know, along with sample of Lesson Plans.
I was not expecting the astonished reaction that I got....."Wow, you are not going to TEACH us, are you Sir?"

I think that says it all, but isn't if frightening that so many tradesmen are released "fully qualified! with a licence to practise, not having much of a clue what they are doing?  :o ::)

Ron.

As the saying goes Ron:

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.
You can lead a student to knowledge but you can't make him think.
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Re: One for the sparks:
« Reply #29 on: Today at 01:12:06 »

I can remember my Father asking a yoof( not that many years ago ) in the local DIY store for one of those ancient socket connectors that plugged into the light fitting so he could run some power off it  , the poor kid just looked baffled  ;D

Last time I looked, you could still buy them at my old school DIY store in Sandhurst. If not, the catalogs will come out and he will order one where it is on the page between left & right hand electrical widgets. :y
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