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SanUK's Lucky Find! #121060
06/09/05 11:17 PM
06/09/05 11:17 PM
Trumpy  Offline
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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 12:44 AM
06/10/05 12:44 AM
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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 04:32 PM
06/10/05 04:32 PM
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Mayenne N. France
Unlucky perhaps?.


Wood work but can't!
Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121063
06/11/05 09:05 AM
06/11/05 09:05 AM
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southampton united kingdom
i cannot believe that was still energised!!!

a fire waiting to happen ??

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

Re: SanUK's Lucky Find! #121065
06/17/05 04:58 AM
06/17/05 04:58 AM
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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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