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Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by gman76, 22 Nov 2007.

  1. gman76

    gman76

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    Some years ago, when moving into a house with a mate of mine which was seriuosly void of enough socketry for modern living,
    he asked if I could provide some parts for making up an extension lead for his bedroom. Being in a position to do so,
    I aquired a plug top, some 1.5mm flex & a 4 way trailing socket.

    I asked what length he needed, he said, "that's no problem, I'll connect it up".

    Thinking nothing of it, I let him get on with it.

    As it worked, I also thought nothing of it.

    Some years later, we moved house again & it transpired that the length of the lead he'd made was no longer required for his use,
    so I decided it would be of use to me.

    So I layed the required length of flex out which suited my requirements & cut the flex to length.

    Having whipped the remaining flex out of the trailing socket I reconnected the flex into the correct terminals.

    After scratching my head as to why it no longer worked (leaning over my non double insulated hifi gear with metal casing), I decided to check the wiring
    of the plug top.

    He'd only wired the brown core to earth & the green/yellow core to phase, because "brown is the colour of earth"

    Luckily, I was wearing my big novelty slippers at the time!
     
  2. ModernMaterials

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    you want sympathy and laughter for not checking wiring in a plug which you were happy to try?

    give over
     
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  4. gman76

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    You mean 230v across the heart wouldn't invigorate you?

    The idea of that section of the forum is tales of woe.

    It's DIY mistakes.

    Lighten up.
     
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    Lighten up.????????????? :LOL:

    heres one for you: i inherited some stuff off my grandad and i ended up with his electric razor. i knew he was dodgy with electrics so i checked the adapter. he had covered a blown fuse with aluminium foil to save buying another.

    check it or risk it.
     
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