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Pull The Other One

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In a pub- perhaps someone stood on the flex and pulled the faceplate off. No sign of the screws though!

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January 20th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Live A Little

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Pulled out some live cables from an otherwise isolated light-switch. This is why it’s best to assume everything is live until you can prove it’s dead.

It is considered good practice to put any cut off cables into connector blocks. It is better to remove them entirely.

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August 26th, 2012 at 12:03 pm

Cut Short

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Found in a new building. A little worrying…

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August 10th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Broken Socket

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An elderly man had reclined his electric chair onto the socket face, crushing it. None of the staff had thought to move the chair off of it before calling for me. I told him to stay totally still, and ran for the breaker. Turned off the circuit, moved the chair forward, and gave the staff a basic lesson on why electricity might be bad for your health.

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April 12th, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Earth Sleeving Please

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April 4th, 2012 at 3:12 pm