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uselessFCUK

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:53 am Reply with quote

We split our main bedroom into two for our boy and girl to have their own rooms. I installed new sockets into the dividing wall. I took the opportunity to renew the ones in our new room. My missus with her keen eye was adamant our two sockets were different with a matching socket in the dividing wall of the split room. They were all the same make, type, etc... I went downstairs to enjoy a hard earned bevvy and enjoy Spurs on the box. I was plunged into darkness when the elecy went off: upstairs sockets tripped. Up I trudged to check before I switched on to find a dark shadow in our room. I shone the torch to find my missus rubbing her eyes and holding a basic short screwdriver. My missus decided to attempt to change over the sockets herself, LIVE!

She shorted the L and E rail with the screwdriver shaft and suffered a bit of arc-eye.
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WoodYouLike

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:41 am Reply with quote

Well, you should have taught her better, then!

I've taught my partner how to do the dishes, the washing etc and he never makes a mistake with them!
That's what living together in 'harmony' means icon_wink.gif))
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planenut

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:29 pm Reply with quote

uselessFCUK wrote:
Spurs on the box. LIVE!


Well that's a real mix of shocking terms - I bet you then blew a fuse too!
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darren61

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 12:03 am Reply with quote

An old girlfriends mum decided to shorten the cable on a lamp beside the Tv so she cut it with some scissors, while it was still plugged in and switched on icon_mrgreen.gif


You think she'd have thought, bulb on, electricity
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2scoops0406

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:35 am Reply with quote

darren61 wrote:
An old girlfriends mum decided to shorten the cable on a lamp beside the Tv so she cut it with some scissors, while it was still plugged in and switched on icon_mrgreen.gif


You think she'd have thought, bulb on, electricity


That is sheer class!
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Ian84

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2005 3:13 pm Reply with quote

Is the missus of the blond haired kind?
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kingprawn72

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:13 am Reply with quote

uselessFCUK wrote:
We split our main bedroom into two for our boy and girl to have their own rooms. I installed new sockets into the dividing wall. I took the opportunity to renew the ones in our new room. My missus with her keen eye was adamant our two sockets were different with a matching socket in the dividing wall of the split room. They were all the same make, type, etc... I went downstairs to enjoy a hard earned bevvy and enjoy Spurs on the box. I was plunged into darkness when the elecy went off: upstairs sockets tripped. Up I trudged to check before I switched on to find a dark shadow in our room. I shone the torch to find my missus rubbing her eyes and holding a basic short screwdriver. My missus decided to attempt to change over the sockets herself, LIVE!

She shorted the L and E rail with the screwdriver shaft and suffered a bit of arc-eye.


apart from all the laughs and jokes on this subject the fact of the matter is.....she's lucky not to have been killed or seriously injured!
when working on electrical circuits turn the main switch OFF!!!
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Ian84

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 8:31 pm Reply with quote

a brain cell or two might have helped! did she not think electrical socket might have power to it? or perhaps she thought a couple of hundred volts wouldn`t hurt
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Scoby_Beasley

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:10 am Reply with quote

There's nowt like 240 volt to wake you up in the morning !!
Reminds me of a mate who plugged in a desk lamp so he could see what he was doing in the socket...........(he'd seen me do it, but I'd used an extension from upstairs when working downstairs !)
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uselessFCUK

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:53 am Reply with quote

Yes, the blonde haired type with a head just to keep her ears apart! icon_lol.gif
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