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Electrics and a cupboard

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by paulandfrodo, 18 Jan 2010.

  1. paulandfrodo

    paulandfrodo

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    Just built some office furniture. Putting the units in-place I noticed I was covering up some power points... Ah, I know. I'll put a small hole in the office unit, get one of those power bloc supplies and connect it up. Of course, the plug is not going to fit through a small hole, and, of course I don't want a large hole in the real of the cupboard... So, I'll need to plug the socket in, remove the socket bloc and push the cable through the cupboard, re-connect and were sorted !!! Yes, you can see this coming - I didn't...

    After plugging the plug into the socket I thought to myself - stupid me, nearly left the socket switched off (for some reason), which means, when I push the cupboard back against the wall - I'd have now power... Right, switch that little baby on...

    Now, get the bare wires and push them through the hole I've just made in the cupboard ready to be re-connected to the power bloc.

    And ZAP !!

    Fortunately, my mate had just re-wired the house and all the consumer units and trips were working just fine - didn't hurt too much. Not that I will do this again - I hope !! Actually, I think I might !
     
  2. lymmranger

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    thats impressively close to qualifying for a Darwin award :LOL:

    try not to do that again!!!!!
     
  3. ccam108

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    So what are you gonna do when the fuse blows and you need to replace it? Or the fuse doesn't blow but the plug overheats and melts potentially causing a fire that you cannot see?

    Colin C
     
  4. xr4x4

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    could you hard wire a fused 4 way extension lead and feed that through the hole?

    is that allowed?
     
  5. londonboy

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    The fuse wouldnt be accessable as in the 4 way its in the plug.

    Personally I'd just cut a big hole to allow access, only has to be 10 inches square or so
     
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