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#121060 - 06/09/05 09:17 PM SanUK's Lucky Find!
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Heres a few pics for the photos for discussion forum i took today on a job yesterday, to move a consumer unit onto another wall ( about 1 meter away).
Was under the floor sussing out cables as nothing was marked, and found this J, thought it was long dead.
But my trusty VOL-CON elite told me otherwise. And it never even blew the fuse (rewirable). Little info. 2.5mm T+E leg from a ring main returning to the CU, jointed in a 30A JB. The phase conductor was melted all the way back to the white clip in the pic.
Water must have filled the box as its below the kitchen.


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#121061 - 06/09/05 10:44 PM Re: SanUK's Lucky Find!
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OUCH! That's a real serious problem. Lucky the place didn't burn down!
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#121062 - 06/10/05 02:32 PM Re: SanUK's Lucky Find!
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Unlucky perhaps?.
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#121063 - 06/11/05 07:05 AM Re: SanUK's Lucky Find!
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i cannot believe that was still energised!!!

a fire waiting to happen ??
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#121064 - 06/15/05 04:49 PM Re: SanUK's Lucky Find!
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Look it was a fire. Just didn't start the building on fire.
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#121065 - 06/17/05 02:58 AM Re: SanUK's Lucky Find!
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No doubts about it,
That cable has been HOT!!. (Thermally)
And by the looks of things, it's been slowly cooking away like a Southern BBQ.
At least that saved one Fire call!.
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