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KevinH

Active EF Member
Just wanted to get something off my chest......
Don't you hate it when a customer asks...can I have an extra Plug Socket.
What the hell is a plug socket???
I know a (domestic) plug is typically a 3 pin plug conforming to BS1363, and I know that a (domestic) socket is typically the type we all see on the walls in our homes that accepts the BS1363 plug.
BUT WHAT IS A PLUG SOCKET???
Is it just me who's gears grind whenever I hear that phrase?
 

Pete999

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You must remember Kevin, many homeowners haven't completed the mandatory 5 week course to become an Electrician
 

KevinH

Active EF Member
I suppose i'm over reacting. Had a bad day. Well i'm off now to have a "water shower"...not just a shower......like there's any other type eh.
 

Spoon

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I thought "them things" were sockets....just sockets....not plug sockets!
I was hoping someone would complain about my 'ring main' comment, when I should have put 'Ring Final Circuit' :)
 

Spoon

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I suppose i'm over reacting. Had a bad day. Well i'm off now to have a "water shower"...not just a shower......like there's any other type eh.
I can think of one, but you are not allowed rude comments...
 

Pete999

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You think that's annoying, half the customers round here call sockets 'plugs'.
You are lucky some of em round here call a switch a socket.
I suppose i'm over reacting. Had a bad day. Well i'm off now to have a "water shower"...not just a shower......like there's any other type eh.
Yes I had a Diesel shower in Cyprus once, b---dy Muppet Diesel fitter.
 

GBDamo

Subscribed Member
I was hoping someone would complain about my 'ring main' comment, when I should have put 'Ring Final Circuit' :)
We don't rise to that kind of provocation. Anyhow you cant initialise the correct terms and keep them discrete.

We need a convention?

RiFC for a ring main?

RaFC for a radial?

BULBS on the other hand:mad:
 

KevinH

Active EF Member
We don't rise to that kind of provocation. Anyhow you cant initialise the correct terms and keep them discrete.

We need a convention?

RiFC for a ring main?

RaFC for a radial?

BULBS on the other hand:mad:
Ain't they those things you plant in the garden?
 

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