Green Slime Pics

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  1. Click-Sure

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    Found this on Friday, luckily it was only a short length feeding an unfused spur on the other side of a wall.

    Green Slime!

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    Yes, there was an FCU there at one point, the cables weren't even twisted together, they were just taped together!

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    Someone has obviously drilled through the cable and put some connector blocks in (yes, 15 amp as well) and just to make it an even better fire risk they've packed around it with hardboard, cardboard and chipboard.

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    Please can we pinch the green slime piccy for the wiki :?: :D
     
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    Maybe a stupid question, but what is this green slime stuff?
     
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    iirc it is the result of a reaction between the plasticiser in some old PVC cables and the copper wire.
     
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    Spark123, anyone can use it, I'm proud of it.

    The pic was taken on the side of the unfused spur that was in a conservatory (the other side was not as green) and had been installed for around 12 years (DIY old cable re-use job) so had been subjected to a lot of heat during the summer hence the volume of 'fairy liquid' that had acumulated in a relatively short time.

    The job was to add a fcu next to the spurred socket to feed an old street lamp in the garden that the customer has recently aquired, which I will be connecting shortly (may be posting for advice shortly as its not really my area) so the cable was to be replaced in the process of making the double socket and fcu part of the ring.
     
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