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#142329 - 01/03/05 04:37 PM Anyone from France here?
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Where can I obtain a copy of the French COP or regs? If it's available online that would be better still

Thanks!
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#142330 - 01/03/05 05:18 PM Re: Anyone from France here?
aland Offline
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Uk, try google search for NFC 15-100 as a starter, some sites translate to english. The same question has been asked on the IEE forum. Good Luck Alan
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#142331 - 01/04/05 04:53 PM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Cheers Al!

I'll have a quick google now...
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#142332 - 01/05/05 06:15 AM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Are you off to "La Belle France" to do some wiring then, John?
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#142333 - 01/11/05 05:36 PM Re: Anyone from France here?
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I'm looking at some property over there...

I love France - and also the French too
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#142334 - 01/12/05 07:11 AM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Ah.... I like France too, and find most of the people to be pretty friendly, despite what a lot Brits seem to say.

There was a guy in Civray I upset one time, but as I'd just accidentally nearly knocked his apple stand over as the back of the camper caught it while trying to turn down a tight street, I guess he was entitled to be a little mad!

Oh, and there was the boy of about 9 or 10 washing windshields in a parking lot one time. When I gave him his 5 francs he tried to con Johnny Foreigner into thinking it was only 1 franc. Tried to tell me that the big "5" was the serial number of the coin!

Ah well, les garcons seront les garcons, n'est-ce pas?

The main thing I have against France is the petty bureaucracy and some of their more outlandish laws, but then I do admire the French for what I consider to be a healthy disregard for rules and regulations!

Also on the bright side is the prospect of having 400V 3-phase available in a home workshop.....


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#142335 - 01/12/05 09:05 AM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Seems to be the modern way of doing wiring in France.

Not bad by any standards!
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#142336 - 01/12/05 09:21 AM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Registered: 08/19/02
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Loc: New York City
Looking forward to working with those funky wall sockets with the male earth pins?

I wonder if those pins ever manage to break off the device.
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#142337 - 01/12/05 04:04 PM Re: Anyone from France here?
djk Offline
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I lived over there and have never seen it happen. They're pretty securely fixed into position and recessed similarly to schuko, so you can't knock them off accidently.

Plenty of older non-earthed outlets still in service though. But, they are disappearing rather rapidly.
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#142338 - 01/18/05 01:43 PM Re: Anyone from France here?
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Loc: New York City
Why are the two-wire sockets dissapearing so rapidly?

Is it a push by wiring device manufactureres to make home-owners upgrade their electrical systems, or is it just people realizing the benefits of having earthed sockets?

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