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Got called out because customer couldn't reset RCD after attempting to put up shelving.
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6 months earlier I was called to the same fault at the same house.
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Got called out because customer couldn't reset RCD after attempting to put up shelving.
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6 months earlier I was called to the same fault at the same house.
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Scatter bombs approach,
Drill enough holes and your bound to get one eventually.
Maybe the home owner just liked your smile?
 
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Oh got the call, my Mcb keeps blowing. Went to his house. Asked have you made any alterations to your house lately, like pictures on the wall, or things screwed to the wall. He informed me a electrician changed the sockets in his extention. I have no idea how he left without noticing. Lol
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They forgot the grommet too!
And single sleeved the earth's lol
 
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Oh got the call, my Mcb keeps blowing. Went to his house. Asked have you made any alterations to your house lately, like pictures on the wall, or things screwed to the wall. He informed me a electrician changed the sockets in his extention. I have no idea how he left without noticing. Lol
For electrician read embarrassed homeowner in trouble with his mrs! 😂
 
Boooom! Found this Friday.
Give credit where credit is due, they've done their best to not to mix 'old' and 'new' colours in the same terminal ;)
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Got called out because customer couldn't reset RCD after attempting to put up shelving.

6 months earlier I was called to the same fault at the same house.
Would love to see a follow up photo once shelving is done....could be a work of art...
 

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Ah the old diagonal safe zones !
 

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Mine was an old cooker hood I took down. Supply had been taken diagonally from a socket above worktop.
Whoever put the old hood up managed to drill through the cpc of a t&e... the rawl plug acted as an isolator between the L and N which hadn’t been cut.
Hood worked, just never been earthed.
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Mine was an old cooker hood I took down. Supply had been taken diagonally from a socket above worktop.
Whoever put the old hood up managed to drill through the cpc of a t&e... the rawl plug acted as an isolator between the L and N which hadn’t been cut.
Hood worked, just never been earthed.
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classic. i had one the other week, rawlplug and screw through L courtesy of kevin. screw was live, so he stuck some tape over the screw head and told customer it;s safe now. FFS.
 
It’s amazing the amount of times someone manages to put a screw / nail through a buried cable breaking the cpc and only just scraping the live and neutral Cores...
Failing to trip the mcb & leaving the cable live but without an earth beyond the hole.
perhaps buried cables should be of screened type so the cpc is fully around the inner cores..
 

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Mine was an old cooker hood I took down. Supply had been taken diagonally from a socket above worktop.
Whoever put the old hood up managed to drill through the cpc of a t&e... the rawl plug acted as an isolator between the L and N which hadn’t been cut.
Hood worked, just never been earthed.
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I thought I’d uploaded this pic before.....

From this....

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It’s amazing the amount of times someone manages to put a screw / nail through a buried cable breaking the cpc and only just scraping the live and neutral Cores...
True. The above one is the same. But, in this case, with such a small pin shorting L and N....and the earth having no insulation, it tends to take the majority of the blast.
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It was a right job double heat shrinking with the lack of length available.
Sand and cement wall :mad:
 

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Ah shite. Thought someone was going to reference Chris 😂
 
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