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Archive for July, 2012

Forgotten My Trunking, Be Back In A Minute

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You spy some random cables strung behind a fridge, disappearing into trunking. Suddenly full of suspicion, you pull back the toaster to reveal…

An exposed connector block. Cables just coming out of the wall.

All of this should be safely encased in trunking, not in a position where if someone spilled water on the unit they’d have to worry about it becoming live.

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July 31st, 2012 at 6:48 pm

Elements In A Twist

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If you hold your electric blanket up to the light, and any of the elements have crossed, it’s time to throw it away and buy a new one. Crossed elements can cause hotspots, and start fires.

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July 29th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Facepalm

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Well, I guess that’s one way to do it. Not the right way, mind, but one way.

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July 26th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

DIY Extension Lead

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July 21st, 2012 at 5:27 pm

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Daisy Chaining

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It’s generally considered poor form to have multiple extension leads plugged into each other </understatement>

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July 18th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

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PAT Fail – Live Melt

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Found during Portable Appliance Testing, this extension lead had a faulty fan heater plugged into it. Over time, the heat generated by the plug caused the extension lead to degrade. The item was removed from service.

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July 5th, 2012 at 5:25 pm