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AllezBlackpool Posted on 28/02/2020 19:54
Have you ever been electrocuted?
 
Gonna change the kitchen lights on Sunday. If I switch the electric off I should ne OK yeah?
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SirHarryThomson Posted on 28/02/2020 19:58

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Didn't you have electric shock treatment?
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MACSEASIDER Posted on 28/02/2020 20:32
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Have you ever been electrocuted?
Sir Harry [:D][cr][cr][^]

Allez from what I've heard you'll be fine leaving it on. And remember to have wet hands and a copper helmet whilst you are doing it! [:D]
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poolseasider Posted on 28/02/2020 21:05
Edited On: 28/02/2020 21:15
Have you ever been electrocuted?
The lights are on a separate circuit so you don't have to switch off the whole electrics your fillet steak will be safe in the freezer!
Just switch your lights on and go threw the switches one at a time in your fuse box mine has one for downstairs and upstairs.[^]
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Codrophenia Posted on 28/02/2020 21:26

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Always use metal stepladders
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AllezBlackpool Posted on 28/02/2020 21:50

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Pool [^]
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KILLINGMESOFTLY Posted on 28/02/2020 21:51

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Just turn the light switch off👍😁, if itís been wired correctly (switched live) thatís all you need to do..simples...
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scratchingshed Posted on 28/02/2020 21:57
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Have you ever been electrocuted?
Youíll be fine Comical no need to isolate anything at all, in fact for added safety stand in a bucket of water. [^]
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1950spoolfan Posted on 28/02/2020 23:30
Edited On: 29/02/2020 01:26
Have you ever been electrocuted?
So Allez, you ask me on the new board to post my racing tips I give you my first 3 all running today, the first one wins at 7/2 you tell me you`ve included it in your lucky 15 so my other two tips then both win with recommended early prices of 3/1 and 9/4 (a 58.5/1 treble,)I then ask you how you`ve done with your bet you don`t even have the courtesy to reply????

I can only assume you`ve electrocuted yourself.
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scaramanga Posted on 29/02/2020 08:22

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Not strictly correct killingmesoftly, depends on what wiring system has been used.
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Plumbs Posted on 29/02/2020 08:30

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Watt wiring? You can't beat electrics at ohm [:D]
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bisphamboy Posted on 29/02/2020 09:07

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Allez,you can do it today because the cods game is off.[;)]
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1974seasider Posted on 29/02/2020 09:54

Have you ever been electrocuted?
5 minute job. Do it while youíre drying off after a shower.
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Seasider_3610 Posted on 29/02/2020 12:40

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Fuse box?

Surely you have a Consumer Unit with circuit breakers and RCD protection.

Turn the main switch off Allez or youíll f@ck it up [rle]

What happened to the lamp post in your YouTube video by the way [8D]
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KILLINGMESOFTLY Posted on 29/02/2020 14:40

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Scarananga shush....we wouldnít want anything to happen to Allez would we....🤣
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blackpoolfrenchconnection Posted on 29/02/2020 16:33

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Yes[:O]....quite a few times[xx(][:D]....shocking I know[B)] Here are a couple of examples and all in the same house

I was asked to do a couple of small electrical job for a friend in his terraced house whilst I was over in France.

The first job required me to leave the electric on for the rest of the house so after checking which breaker switch that I needed to turn off I set about the job and Zappppp[xx(]....turned out that he cable that I was cutting into was being fed by two breakers[:O]....and that cable was installed by fully registered French Electricians[smi]



The second one was when having learnt my lesson on the first electric shock I put safety first and I turn off all the electric for the house at the Consumer Unit.[^]

I then cut into the cable and Zappppp[xx(]

It turned out that the cable I was cutting into in his attic was actually a cable that was from next doors house and LIVE[:O][xx(]..

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Seasider_3610 Posted on 29/02/2020 17:09

Have you ever been electrocuted?
FrenchC thats why an electrician would check the cable to be worked on with a mains tester and or a neon driver even after the Main Switch has been turned off!

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scratchingshed Posted on 29/02/2020 17:43
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Agree with 3610 I just canít believe anyone cutting any sort of electrical cable without first testing it with a mains tester, you can buy one for less than a tenner and it could save your life.

Sorry but to do it twice I think is just plain stupid and if I were you mate iíd Stay well away from electrics in the future if you value your life. [xx(]
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blackpoolfrenchconnection Posted on 01/03/2020 09:33

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Fair points Scrathers and 3610....[^]

My message was meant to be a light hearted view on a very serious matter.

In my defense...would you expect to have a live cable in your house if you had turned off the mains at the C.U.?... and from another house[8D] I think not...and would you expect a fully qualified Electrician to get his work plan mixed up??....after all that is why you pay them for their skills

These events happen over 12 years ago when I was first getting to grip with the sometimes comical wiring you find in old French houses and since then I have done many a electrical job on my house and other trades peoples houses (all to the latest French Code at the time) and had no problems. (we pay for our own materials and then we swap our work / time with each other)

Even Fully trained, Qualified, up to date/code, years in the trade etc make mistakes with electrics....I witnessed it whilst working on a building site in Blackpool several times.

As a foot note.....
The house I bought was owned by a person who worked on the big overhead cables / pylons so you would think he would know what he is doing with electrics??

In my house I have found socket wire joined to lighting wire then joined back to lighting wire to provide power for use with sockets and far too many sockets on the circuit)...4 lots of socket cables twisted together into one 10 amp fused breaker (no such thing as an earth wire in the whole of the house, 2 barns and other outlets in the garden areas).

The French use a Pont system with the electrics at the C.U. First breaker is fed from the main supply at the bottom of the breaker and then bridges out of the top (often two pieces of wire to the next breaker or if more modern... it is two copper combes from the top of the breaker linking all the breakers. If the first breaker fuse blows / or the bridge wires burn out then all the power is off on all the rest of the breakers.

All changed now with a new CU fitted , modern breakers, extra breakers fitted to clean up the breaker with 4 sets of socket runs (French do not use ring mains) , all wiring replaced with the correct type of wire for the outlets etc, earth wire fitted through out the whole property.

No fear to continue with electrics in the future and up to code.

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BFCGULF Posted on 01/03/2020 10:13

Have you ever been electrocuted?

Shed - can you check on your pal Allez?

Hes very quiet today ....
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THEMISSINGLINK Posted on 01/03/2020 10:52

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Just the once,that was enough for me.
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scratchingshed Posted on 01/03/2020 11:04
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Have you ever been electrocuted?
Gulf hopefully heís taken onboard the advice given to him on here and fried his self. [smi]

French connection never assume anything but like I said for the sake of a tenner get a mains tester it could save your life pal, seriously never mess with electrics unless
Your a competent person same with gas leave it to the experts.
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tangerinemoss Posted on 01/03/2020 15:11

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Yup

Interrogation resistance training with the ATC [^] The Physics teacher seemed, with the benefit of hindsight, to get a certain amount of pleasure from watching it.

Done quite a bit of electricl work, but never got another belt after I got my trusty tester screwdriver.

Gas electrician in our house did, turned out the "expert" who replaced our electric meter wired it in wrong. Big investigation and the bloke who did it sacked.
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AllezBlackpool Posted on 01/03/2020 17:59

Have you ever been electrocuted?
Sorry to disappoint you all but new lights fitted and looking Bob on. Warm white led,'s and now cooking Sunday tea with a few beers. [:D][B)]
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SouthportSeasider Posted on 01/03/2020 18:29

Have you ever been electrocuted?
I hope they're not too bright and pointing in the direction of shed's house, he'll be up in arms if they are.
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AllezBlackpool Posted on 01/03/2020 19:19

Have you ever been electrocuted?
[:D]
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scratchingshed Posted on 01/03/2020 19:52
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Have you ever been electrocuted?
Thatís a shame to hear that Comical a few on here weíre all hoping today was going to be like one of the Green Mileís electric chair scenes. [sad]
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blackpoolfrenchconnection Posted on 01/03/2020 19:58

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Never a true word spoken Scratchers[^]

I was told by a wise Old Boy in Australia when I was working for him and made my first mistake after months of working with him and I said "I assumed...blah..blah"

He said to me rather curtly "Never Assume as it will make an A S S of U and ME" [8D]

I do have a mains tester and did use it in both of my examples ....In my original post I did not go into a full "Tolstoy War & Peace type explanation" but here comes some more details[rle]

As I said... after investigating which breaker was supplying power to the cable I wanted to cut into I turned of the breaker ....cut the cable with electrical pliers ...no zap... then I selected one end of the cable I had just cut and tested to see if they were live with my trusty tester[^] and no power[^]....stripped back the wires in preparation....

This is where I forgot the Golden Rule "Never Assume"....in a moment of weakness and being human [:O]"I Assumed"[:O]... no power on the other end of the cable..... so there is no power on this end[xx(]...mon derrier...[xx(]

so I picked up the other end of the cable and when starting to strip back the wires....that is when I got the Zapp[sad].....It was live because it was being fed by two breakers[?]......how or why it was being fed by two breakers in a French house is a question for the Fully Qualified Electrician who had recently re wired the whole house...

Hopefully I have explained it in a logical and thorough manner that all can understand..I am slightly disloxic and have been since I was a kid so I have trouble with my bowels and nowns, spilling, punctuation and prenunciation[;)]... perhaps I should take eloctricution lessons[;)][:D]
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malced Posted on 02/03/2020 13:36
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You should also never presume cos that can also lead to you getting electrocuted. But cos thereís no catchy strap line with presume, somehow no one ever advises against presuming.
However, Iím gonna break the mould and warn you all not to presume cos otherwise you will make a PRE out of SU and ME. Hope that helps avoid any electrocutions.
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malced Posted on 02/03/2020 13:44

Have you ever been electrocuted?
I wouldnít worry too much. Statistically youíre just as likely to be struck by lightening. 🤔
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