Discuss Dodgy trade pic's for your amusement! in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

James

James

-
Mentor
Esteemed
Arms
Supporter
Patron
Welcome to ElectriciansForums.net - The American Electrical Advice Forum
Head straight to the main forums to chat by click here:  American Electrical Advice Forum

inside a 22kw motor on a machine that i was fault finding today.

strange, at panel end, all motor cables had good continuity to earth. (expected to find a well burnt out motor)
went to motor to check out there and all was fine.

opening cover had removed the short to earth.

got to love the old wire nuts!!!
 

Attachments

Last edited:
Aico 3000
D

Dustydazzler

-
Esteemed
Arms
The decking plug top bodge is another level of dodgy Dave wiring

that said it is pretty ingenious
 
littlespark

littlespark

-
Esteemed
Arms
Need to admit something.

when visiting New Zealand a few years ago I bought hair clippers as I needed a trim.
Of course, when I brought them home, they were useless without an adaptor.

lockdown hits, and I needed a haircut.
So plugtop, a length of flex and some insulating tape.... “safely” enclosed in my garage. Charged up the clippers no problem until I got a proper adaptor
 
K

kamikazi

-
Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

View attachment 28495

I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

View attachment 28495
Right ... Just been nudged to set this up by Paul.M and sounds a good idea following recent threads I've done in the Arms..

Rules....No Offensive material... edit if required before posting as this is the public arena.
Anything to do with the trade or in and around it ...H&S pic's welcome.

View attachment 28495

I've posted this a few times and this is at a mates house following a kitchen refirb several yrs ago. :eek:mg_smile:

View attachment 28495
Called in to sort a not working light. DIY light replacement on 2 way switching, neutral lost but dodgy as hell.
 

Attachments

S

Simon47

-
Esteemed
Arms
I don’t know wether to be proud or disappointed with myself that I’ve never looked a plug and even considered that as an option
I was thinking the same - full marks for improvisation. And TBH, not really that much wrong with it is there ? I think the most dodgy part will be how to get little wires to fit properly in a connector block that fits a 13A plug pin.
Need to admit something. ...
Well ... remember when those 2.5A cloverleaf connectors first started appearing - especially on computer stuff ? Well of course, the first time you come across one, you don't have a spare cable, and so it was that one day someone came to me with "I've forgotten the cable for my laptop and the battery is nearly flat ?" Of course, I had a reputation to keep up as "the guy that can do anything if you ask nicely" so I had a little think. So out of sight, two bare ends, some insulation from cores about the right size to fit on the pins to hold the wires in place, charged the laptop up for the nice lady. Naturally there was no way I was letting that improvisation anywhere someone unskilled could get near it.
Called in to sort a not working light.
Yuck.
A while ago I got asked if I'd help no 1 daughter's friend with a couple of lights he'd bought. That was a "WTF were they thinking" moment when I had a look at it. One of those central ceiling plates, with 5 (yes, FIVE) arms sticking out with SES lampholders on the end for candle bulbs. Simple enough according to the destructions - all you have to do is put the five pairs of wires into chock blocks and connect them to the ceiling wiring. Yeah right, even with the 5 pairs all shortened it was "a bit if a faff" to get the fitting in place o_O What fun, trying to herd all the wires into place, sufficiently neatly that the fitting would go on it's bracket, then hold it there while getting a screw with one hand, a screwdriver with the third hand, and while holding on to the ladder with the fourth hand - or that's what it felt like.
Every now and then I remember that I've not been back and done the other one :rolleyes: If I do remember to it, I'll neatly dress the pairs, and crimp things together so there's just one pair of wires to connect up.
 
D

Dartlec

Arms
Called in to sort a not working light. DIY light replacement on 2 way switching, neutral lost but dodgy as hell.
I find those type of push fit connectors can be very tricky with flex, takes the knack to get them to grip properly and easy to get it wrong. No excuse for the mess they made of it overall though!
Post automatically merged:

inside a 22kw motor on a machine that i was fault finding today.

strange, at panel end, all motor cables had good continuity to earth. (expected to find a well burnt out motor)
went to motor to check out there and all was fine.

opening cover had removed the short to earth.

got to love the old wire nuts!!!
Was it poor connection inside the wire nut that had caused the melt? or overload?

I still have a few from when Ideal tried to bring them back over here maybe 10 years ago? Never tempted to use them, though I have a couple of the waterproof gel filled ones in my bag for outdoor bodgery...
 
D

Dustydazzler

-
Esteemed
Arms
Called in to sort a not working light. DIY light replacement on 2 way switching, neutral lost but dodgy as hell.
not a bad attempt by a DIYer to put up a new light By them selve.
looks like they had some trouble chewing on the flex To get the insulation off , but apart from that looks fine to me :D
 
James

James

-
Mentor
Esteemed
Arms
Supporter
Patron
I find those type of push fit connectors can be very tricky with flex, takes the knack to get them to grip properly and easy to get it wrong. No excuse for the mess they made of it overall though!
Post automatically merged:



Was it poor connection inside the wire nut that had caused the melt? or overload?

I still have a few from when Ideal tried to bring them back over here maybe 10 years ago? Never tempted to use them, though I have a couple of the waterproof gel filled ones in my bag for outdoor bodgery...
As far as I can tell, it was not an overload, it is inverter controlled and the current limits set correctly.

Working on the assumption that it was a poor connection as the others were ok and it is an equal load on all of them
 
D

Dartlec

Arms
Doing a job at a property today and been warned this might be next - not sure I want to do a good job and encourage them!

2020-09-14 14.55.42.jpg and just above it: 2020-09-14 14.55.48.jpg
 
Bulk Workwear - Clothing Suppliers for the Whole Forum Network
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members

Reply to Dodgy trade pic's for your amusement! in the Electrical Forum area at ElectriciansForums.net

Wetroom Store - Network Wetroom Suppliers
This official sponsor may provide discounts for members
Top Bottom