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SanUK's Lucky Find! #121060 06/10/05 12:17 AM
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Trumpy Offline OP
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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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Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121061 06/10/05 01:44 AM
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Hemingray Offline
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OUCH! That's a real serious problem. Lucky the place didn't burn down!


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Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121062 06/10/05 05:32 PM
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Alan Belson Offline
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Unlucky perhaps?.


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Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121063 06/11/05 10:05 AM
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i cannot believe that was still energised!!!

a fire waiting to happen ??

Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121064 06/15/05 07:49 PM
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Look it was a fire. Just didn't start the building on fire.

Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121065 06/17/05 05:58 AM
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Trumpy Offline OP
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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!. [Linked Image]


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